- A cash-in-transit heist took place on Monday evening in Tembisa
- Some footage of the heist has been revealed and gunshots can be heard in the background
- Community members were seen looting the remaining cash after a bomb exploded
Cash-in-transit (CIT) heists are becoming commonplace within South Africa and the police have issued a warning to looters.
Following the recent CIT heist in Tembisa on Monday, Lt-Col Brenda Muridili strongly urged residents not to loot any money remaining around the targeted van.
The incident took place on Reverend RTJ Namane Drive where an undisclosed amount was nabbed.
TimesLIVE reported that the security staff came under fire shortly after collecting a large amount of cash.
The vehicle was stopped and 1 crew member got out. The suspects allegedly blew up the van and escaped with a substantial amount of money.
Briefly.co.za has shared footage here where powerful gunshots can be heard in the background.
Although the suspects got away with the bulk of the money, residents looted the remaining amount from the van.
Muridili said, “You can be liable for the robbery that you did not commit. There can be bad consequences. If they find you with that money, you’ll be charged with something. As soon as you explain yourself, it’s still theft and you’ll be charged."
She explained that the notes could be linked to the crime based on their unique serial numbers.
Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.
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