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Johannesburg - An attempted cash-in-transit heist went terribly wrong after four suspects involved in shootout with security guards made a quick getaway with no money in Broadway, Witbank.

Mpumalanga police spokesperson, Brigadier Leonard Hlathi, said four suspects are believed to have approached an Engen garage on Dedrick street Witbank just after 7am on Wednesday morning. 

He said three of them were allegedly driving a silver VW Polo while one drove an Audi A4.

"The suspects attempted to rob the G4s cash in transit occupants however were met with gunfire and no money was taken. A 38-year-old man and his crew were driving a G4S during the incident and the complainant fired some shots and it is believed that one suspect was shot on the leg and other suspects managed to take him into their car and abscond the scene,” said Hlathi. 

He added that a 33-year-old civilian was caught in the crossfire and found to be slightly injured on his back. 

It was also found that one of the vehicles used by the alleged robbers was shot and that one of the men inside was injured. 

At this stage no arrests have been made, however, police have urged that hospitals be on the lookout for a man with a gunshot wound on the leg and then alert the police.

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