Manhunt launched after East Rand cash-in-transit heist
Siphe Macanda | 2017-04-01 14:02:34.0
Robbers blew up a cash-in-transit vehicle on Saturday morning‚ making off with an undisclosed amount of money.
Image by: Supplied by ER24
Johannesburg Police have launched a manhunt for a group of robbers who blew up a cash-in-transit vehicle on Saturday morning‚ making off with an undisclosed amount of money.
The incident happened on the busy R24 near Barbara Road on Johannesburg’s East Rand just after 11am.
Police spokesman‚ Colonel Lungelo Dlamini‚ told TimesLive the group confronted guards‚ blocking traffic‚ and blew up the vehicle to gain access to the van’s cash volt.
“The suspects were travelling in different vehicles. They blew up the van and took the money but none of the guards were injured. No one has been arrested yet‚” Dlamini said.
ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak said a member of the public had sustained minor injuries from debris from the explosion during the heist and transported to a nearby hospital by paramedics.
“Shortly before after 11am paramedics from ER24 arrived on the scene where they found a security van that was blown apart. Two security guards were found on the scene. Both were assessed by the paramedics and found with no physical injuries‚” he said.
He said a secondary incident occurred when flying debris landed on a vehicle during the explosion.
“The driver of the vehicle was assessed but also found with no physical injuries. Police were in attendance on scene and will investigate‚” Vermaak said.