- A group of heavily armed thugs recently got a way with bags of cash after robbing a cash in transit vehicle
- The incident took place in Florida, west of Johannesburg
- Twitter users shared their reactions on the post that was made by Nkulipp on the app
A hair-raising video of a few thugs robbing a Cash in Transit (CIT) vehicle at gun-point was recently shared on Twitter by Nkulipp. The incident took place in the Florida Witpoortjie petrol station yesterday morning.
In the clip, thugs can be seen waiting for the security guards to fetch the money inside the gas station store and then approach the vehicle before they walk towards the guards, guns drawn, demanding the bags of money.
Meanwhile two other robbers, also wielding rifles, kept a lookout at the front end of the CIT vehicle. Once their counterparts secure the bags of cash, they jump into their respective vehicles and flee the scene.
There were no reported fatalities. It is also unclear how much money they got away with. Stunned Twitter users however shared their thoughts on the harrowing incident.
"The driver might be working with them he should've drove off."
"What shocks me with these criminals is the guns they carry, how do they access such heavy guns."
"Plain banditry. The State has lost the authority to protect citizenry. Judging by many reports of human trafficking on the media and social media platforms, the situation is just going to escalate, come 1 October when the borders reopen. It's here, it has arrived."
While @MabasoJeaneth wrote:
"All the criminals were now outside, the vehicle is bullet proof. They could have called for back up and stay locked, I'm sure they have rapid responses. But I wasn't there, I could just be thinking it's easy like that, but when u got a gun pointed at u, yoh"
Yesterday Briefly.co.za reported, with the global pandemic causing a serious number of job losses in South Africa, many people within the nation are doing anything to make ends meet. This is evident in a new video uploaded to Twitter by @danielmarven.
The one-minute, 26-second video shows a community working together to rob a cash-in-transit vehicle that appears to have just been driving by. Gathering information from the video, it looks as though there were minibus taxis involved in the robbery as well.
The video was uploaded last night and has since gained over 79 000 views on the social networking site. Although the robbery is a very serious incident, Mzansi tweeps were more focused on the man who took the video.
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