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Stefan de Villiers
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20 Mar 2018
9:15 am

Cash-in-transit heist hits G4S vehicle in Mpumalanga

Stefan de Villiers

A bullet hit one of Hi-Tech’s vehicles, but the occupant, a technician, escaped unscathed.

The scene of the robbery.

Between 10 and 12 heavily armed suspects robbed a cash-in-transit vehicle on the R40 yesterday afternoon, Lowvelder reports.

It is alleged that occupants of a white Isuzu bakkie and a grey BMW, fired shots at a G4S vehicle and forced it off the road. They then instructed the occupants to exit the vehicle. A trusted source told Lowvelder that the group then used explosives to gain access to an undisclosed amount of cash, and fled the scene.

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Some AK47, R5 and 9mm bullet shells were found on the scene. According to an official at Hi-Tech Special Services, the suspects also opened fire on one of their vehicles, which was heading towards Hazyview from Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. One of the bullets hit the Hi-Tech vehicle, but the occupant, a technician, escaped unscathed.

More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

On Saturday, a suspected CIT robber was shot on the opposite side of Hazyview, and 19 others are still at large.

CIT heist at Numbi Gate, Kruger National Park

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