Two security guards wounded in cash-in-transit heist
By Cindy Witten
24 February 2009
Two security guards were approached by five men armed with assault rifles, during cash-in-transit at a shopping centre in Durbanville this morning.
“The suspects allegedly shot one security guard in his right shoulder and the other security guard sustained a grazed bullet to his face. The suspects took four cash boxes with an undisclosed amount of money and sped off in a black Opel Corsa bakkie with registration number CA 54477,” said Sergeant Laas Bezuidenhout from the Durbanville Police department.
“The Corsa bakkie was later found abandoned in Allison street, Kenridge. The suspects allegedly changed vehicles in Allison Street and left in a white panel van with registration number CF 110538.”
The security guards were taken to Louis Leipoldt Medi-Clinic for treatment and are currently in a stable condition.
Police have opened a case of armed robbery and attempted murder for investigation.
Bezuidenhout said that the suspects are still at large and urges anyone with information to contact the Durbanville Police station on (021) 970 3811/2.