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Tereasa Dias
1 minute read
28 Feb 2019
8:16 am

Men posing as soldiers target CIT van in Mpumalanga

Tereasa Dias

Suspects ambushed a Fidelity vehicle on Wednesday afternoon and robbed them of an undisclosed amount of money.

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CEO of Khulani Fidelity Services Group Wahl Bartmann told Lowvelder the incident in which a Fidelity cash-in-transit (CIT) was robbed happened on Wednesday between Graskop and Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga.

“We do not know how many suspects were involved at this stage, but we know nobody was injured.”

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An eyewitness on the scene confirmed that shots were fired during the heist.

“What we do know is they were ambushed by suspects in a white Toyota double-cab bakkie and a silver grey Chev Captiva.”

The suspects, who were armed with R5 rifles and wearing SANDF uniforms, forced the security guards out of the van. They forced the guards to lie face forward on the ground. They then bombed the back of the vehicle and fled the scene.

This is a developing story and Lowvelder will update as more information becomes available.

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