CIT Driver Killed During Brazen Heist Involving 20 Robbers on the Streets of Soweto

CIT Driver Killed During Brazen Heist Involving 20 Robbers on the Streets of Soweto

  • A brazen CIT heist took place on the streets of Soweto on Saturday when 20 men attacked an armoured car
  • The driver tragically lost his life and two other guards were rushed to the hospital
  • The suspects fled the scene of the crime in a number of vehicles with an unknown amount of money

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SOWETO - A brazen cash-in-transit heist that took place on Saturday morning on the streets of Soweto resulted in a tragic death.

The driver of the armoured transport was shot and killed during the heist. The vehicle was on the way to refuel at a local petrol station when a Mercedes-Benz rammed it.

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A group of approximately 20 men attacked a cash-in-transit vehicle in Soweto. Photo credit: @Abramjee
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20 Men emerged and opened fire on the armoured car guards. The driver was caught in a hail of gunfire and sadly died on arrival at the hospital according to the Daily Sun.

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Two other guards were rushed to the hospital. The suspects fled the scene in a number of getaway cars with an undisclosed sum of cash.

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Yusuf Abramjee noted that there has been a marked increase in CIT robberies recently.

Robbers flee empty-handed after driver of CIT van goes all Rambo on them

Earlier, Briefly News reported that A group of armed robbers are on the run following a foiled cash in transit (CIT) robbery that took place in Cape Town on Thursday, 3 February.

Reports surrounding the incident say police confirmed that the robbery happened about 7.50am in Potsdam Road, Table View. Police said the hopeful robbers were using two vehicles, a Mercedes-Benz and a BMW, with which they tried to force the transit vehicle off the road.

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Loud gunshots can be heard on the video footage of the incident which shows the armoured CIT vehicle ram into the robbers' vehicle.

TimesLive the criminals opened fire on the driver, hitting him in the arm. Three other guards in the back of the cash van were also injured when their driver rammed into the Mercedes in an effort to force it off the road.

IOL reported that Police spokesperson Athlenda Mathe said police in the Western Cape are investigating an attempted cash-in-transit heist. He also confirmed that the suspects fled the scene empty-handed as well as abandoned the Mercedes.

Source: Briefly News

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