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Safety guard killed, two injured in heist after 15 gunmen ambush two cash-in-transit vans

A safety guard was killed throughout a cash-in-transit heist close to Hazyview in Mpumalanga.

  • A safety guard has been killed in a cash-in-transit heist.
  • Round 15 males robbed a van of an undisclosed amount of money close to Hazyview in Mpumalanga.
  • They rammed into the money van, and each automobiles later caught alight.

A safety guard was shot useless and two extra have been injured in a cash-in-transit heist when gunmen ambushed two money vans close to Hazyview in Mpumalanga on Wednesday morning.

The perpetrators fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money, mentioned police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala.

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In keeping with Mohlala, a gaggle of 15 gunmen in a number of automobiles attacked two money vans as they travelled in the direction of Hazyview. They allegedly used a Mercedes-Benz sedan to ram into the entrance of one of many money vans.

“The suspects additional fired some photographs on the guards, leading to one safety guard shedding his life after sustaining severe accidents. After that, the suspects reportedly robbed the guards of their firearms after which detonated some explosives. The Mercedes-Benz they have been utilizing, in addition to the safety van, have been destroyed by a hearth through the incident,” mentioned Mohlala.

The robbers assaulted one safety guard, whereas one other was injured within the accident.

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The gunmen took an undisclosed amount of money and fled in the direction of Masoyi in a Jeep Cherokee, Kia SUV and a Ford Ranger double-cab bakkie.

Police and safety guards pursued the robbers, and a second shootout passed off between the suspects and regulation enforcement officers, mentioned Mohlala. Police recovered one of many stolen firearms and an undisclosed amount of money in close by bushes.

“Whereas police have been busy processing the scene, one Sanral (South African Nationwide Roads Company) worker accountable for cleansing up the roads was present in possession of an undisclosed amount of money which was suspected of getting been stolen from the protected of the broken money van.

“The 32-year-old was instantly arrested on a cost of theft, and he’ll seem within the Hazyview Justice of the Peace’s Court docket on [Thursday].”

The robbers are nonetheless at giant.

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