Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Security guard in Hermanus dies in another cash in transit heist

By Ilhaam Hoosain
19 December 2007

On Tuesday afternoon an armed robbery occurred outside a bank in main Road, Hermanus.

Two CW – security officials were about to deliver cash to the bank when they were approached by three armed men on foot.

According to police spokesperson Billy Jones, the men fired a number of shots killing a 44-year-old one security in the head and the chest. The other guard was physically unharmed.

“The suspects fled the scene with a cash-box, containing an undisclosed amount of money, in a Toyota Avante where two other males suspects were waiting. Police members who were alerted, spotted the vehicle in the immediate vicinity and gave chase,” says Jones.

The suspects drove to the new Harbour area in Hermanus where they got out and fled on foot between the nearby bushes. Police gave chase on foot and moments later arrested the five suspects.

“We recovered the cash box containing the money inside the vehicle as well as two 9 millimetres firearms in the bush where the suspects fled,” says Jones.

He goes on to add that the suspects aged between 25 and 31-years-old both from the Strand area, are facing charges of murder and armed robbery and scheduled to appear in the Hermanus Magistrate Court on Thursday the 20 December 2007.

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