'Merry Christmas': Video shows locals looting CIT van after heist

'Merry Christmas': Video shows locals looting CIT van after heist

- Another cash-in-transit heist took place at Katlehong Shoprite on Thursday

- Video footage of the aftermath had been posted online

- The clip shows locals looting what's left of the van, making off with bags full of money

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On Thursday, another CIT heist took place on Leseding street, in Katlehong. The Intelligence Bureau SA took to Facebook on Friday to post a video, showing what happened after the robbers took their cut.

The clip shows locals ransacking what's left of the van and the money it had been transported prior to the robbery.

The community members can be seen grabbing bags of cash and at one point it even appeared as if they were fighting each other, Briefly.co.za gathered.

The video gathered more than 123 000 views in just a couple of hours and it left South Africans largely divided on the whether the community's actions were unlawful.

Some slammed the behaviour as they worried about the state of the country. However, others said it "was God's way of providing" and an early Christmas gift.

Pankanayi Baxter Masiiwa commented:

"I can’t imagine the lady with the church badge went inside and loaded her bag for Sunday giving. She will stand up during testimony time and say the Lord has blessed me this week here I give my 10%"

S-jay Jacob Masterj wrote:

"Enjoy your Christmas guys buy food and clothes for your children, and this person decided to take video while people are taking money."

Kingjet Peele said:

"God gives in peculiar ways... Some prayers are answered. It's charity. The price of ripping people of with ridiculous prices in markets. Suits right."

Jay Stash added:

"This is beautiful... God is good."

Justin Judson commented:

"Everyone that took the proceeds of crime are complicit in this crime. Hope they all spend Christmas and beyond in a 4x6 and orange jump suit."

Martin Bears Swart wrote:

"They should get all the fingerprints from the van and arrest everybody that touched it for robbery. But i suppose that would be too much work for our police force. Its Christmas now, so nobody cares."

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Take a look at the video footage below:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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