Two security guards injured during CIT robbery in Mpumalanga

Suspects fled the scene with the guards’ firearms and an undisclosed amount of cash in two white Ford Rangers.

The police in KaNyamazane near Mbombela are pursuit of the suspects involved in a CIT robbery near Emfuleni Park yesterday at about 09:30.

According to a provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, an armoured vehicle transporting cash was travelling along the Legogota Road. He said a white Mercedes-Benz, reportedly carrying the suspects, collided head-on with the CIT vehicle, forcing it to overturn.

“The security guards then came under attack from a group of about 15 armed suspects, who started shooting randomly at the armed vehicle while instructing them to open the door. The security eventually opened the door. They were robbed of their firearms, including a rifle and a pistol. Explosives were detonated by the suspects to get to the cash in the van,” he said.

Mohlala added that the suspects had fled the scene in an unknown direction. The Mercedes-Benz was reportedly torched by the suspects before they fled. The KaNyamazane police were informed about the incident and attended the scene with other law enforcement agencies, and a case was subsequently opened.

Two security guards sustained injuries after the van overturned. They are currently receiving medical treatment in hospital, but are in a good condition.

No one has been arrested so far. The police call on anyone with information to call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111 or send information via the My SAPS app.

In the meantime, police in Gauteng have launched a manhunt for those responsible for two cash-in-transit robberies that happened in less than an hour on the N4 highway and the R80 in Pretoria yesterday evening.

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