- Yesterday an accident following a cash-in-transit heist near the N7 offramp left four people injured
- The emergency services staff conducted assessments of the four injured people and found that most of their wounds were due to gunshots
- After the collision looters descended on the scene of the heist and escaped carrying money they had taken from the site
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CAPE TOWN - Yesterday evening (18 January), a cash-in-transit heist near the N7 offramp left four people injured. Emergency services, including ER24 and Cape Metro EMS, rushed to the scene to help the injured people.
"Local authorities were already on the scene, assessing the situation and diverting the traffic," Russel Meiring, an ER24 spokesperson, said.
The emergency services staff conducted assessments of the four injured people and found that most of their wounds were due to gunshots. They also discovered that a security guard sustained minor head injuries, News24 reports.
Bathobile Mlangeni's neighbours speak out about her R4 million theft charge, set to appear in Alexandra court
Looters arrive at the scene of the heist
According to The South African, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Netshiunda, a spokesperson for the police, said that looters descended on the scene of the heist and escaped carrying money they had taken from the site.
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Netshiunda added that the accident was caused when a Jeep suddenly stopped in the middle of the N7, and in trying to avoid the Jeep, a cash-in-transit vehicle crashed with a delivery vehicle. The suspects have been arrested and stand accused of using explosives to access the cash-in-transit van's safe.
While the suspects are in police custody, law enforcement authorities have launched a 72-hour plan to find and arrest looters who took money from the crime scene. However, the amount that was stolen has not yet been made public.
Bathobile Mlangeni's neighbours speak out about her R4 million theft charge
Speaking of cash heists, Briefly News recently reported that Bathobile Mlangeni worked at cash-in-transit company SBV as a security guard but was charged with stealing R4 million in cash from the Mall of Africa in July 2019. Mlangeni allegedly did this by stuffing the money in black bags.
She has been evading law enforcement since the incident and caught refuge at an elderly neighbour's home in Soweto. The neighbour, Vangille Dlamini, is 82 years old and was being looked after by Mlangeni.
Dlamini said that she has no reason to believe that Mlangeni is guilty of theft and running away from the authorities. The 82-year-old woman described the former security guard as a kind and helpful woman.
Source: Briefly News