Another cash-in-transit heist in the vicinity of Westgate mall

Suspects fled scene in a white Nissan Almera

Just months before the security upgrades are set to be complete, the urgent need for their installation has not been more apparent.

A security company servicing a tenant at Westgate Super Regional Shopping Centre was robbed in the parking lot outside Entrance 5 on 17 May. Shortly after 4.30pm, the security guard was returning from a routine collection when an armed thief pounced. “When he was about to open the back door of the armoured vehicle, he was approached by a man who pulled a firearm and demanded his service pistol,” confirmed National Police spokesperson, Colonel Brenda Muridili.

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Another two men then assisted the gunman and fortunately, there were no explosions, no gunshots and no injuries in the incident. The three thugs then fled the scene in a white Nissan Almera with an undisclosed amount of cash and a firearm.

Colonel Muridili appealed to anyone with information on the incident to please call the Crime Stop number, 086 00 10111, or send tip-offs on the My SAPS app.

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