Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Four injured during cash in transit heist in Cape town

A gang of men robbed a cash van on a highway in Cape Town on Tuesday, several videos have been doing the rounds on social media of the robbery that took place between the N1 and N7 national roads.

According to Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Robert Netshiunda "It [was] reported that a Jeep which was driving along the N7 stopped abruptly in the middle of the road, causing a light delivery vehicle to collide with the cash van. The suspects are alleged to have used explosives to blow the safe open. One vehicle is reported to have caught fire during the robbery,"

He said members of the police's National Intervention Unit responded to the incident, and a shootout ensued between the police officers and the robbers.

One suspect sustained a gunshot wound to his buttock, another had sustained a gunshot wound to his right thigh while the other suspect got injured during the blast. A security guard was also assessed and found to have suffered a minor abrasion to his head.

One vehicle is reported to have caught fire during the robbery.

Four suspects were arrested while others are still at large and will soon appear at the Goodwood magistrate court.




by Everngelista Muza

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