- A brazen cash-in-transit heist was caught on camera as thieves made off with an undisclosed amount of money
- The thieves used explosives to blow the vehicle open and quickly fled the scene in two separate vehicles
- There has been an increase in cash-in-transit robberies in recent months and social media users are concerned
A cash-in-transit heist was caught on camera as thieves committed daylight robbery earlier this week. Thieves used explosives to blow up the van and they made away with an unknown amount of money.
Briefly.co.za learned that police spokesperson Col Brenda Muridili revealed that the armed robbers opened fire on the vehicle on Thursday at 9am.
The driver of the armoured car was wounded in the leg and angle. No arrests have yet been made in connection with the brazen robbery, according to Times Live.
The dramatic robbery was caught on camera and posted on social media by @kulanicool:
This is what social media users had to say about the attack:
"This happens when your borders ain't guarded, led by criminals and having weak law enforcement, SA can be bombed anytime because we don't know who's in the country."
"The scream of ladies in the taxi though... this gender full of drama."
"Mhh I feel sorry for those that have to guard the money, their lives are always at risk."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that a CIT robbery took place at Ormonde Shopping Centre on Thursday, 14 May. CCTV footage of the incident was shared on Facebook by the Intelligence Bureau SA.
One video captured the CIT heist from inside one of the nearby shops while another was caught on CCTV cameras outside the building. Several armed men are seen in the clips and a security guard, who surrendered for his own safety.
Another CIT robbery was reported by Briefly.co.za in February. According to police, the cash van was blown up by robbers driving in two Ford Rangers and a white Ford Kuga. They managed to escape the scene with some money.
The criminals ambushed the vehicle and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
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