Manhunt for West Rand's cash-in-transit robbers. Picture: Screenshot
Manhunt for West Rand's cash-in-transit robbers. Picture: Screenshot

Manhunt for West Rand's cash-in-transit robbers

By Staff reporter Time of article published Jun 4, 2020

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Johannesburg - Police have launched a manhunt for the armed cash-in-transit (CIT) criminals that robbed a money van in Kagiso on the West Rand on Wednesday.

A video circulated on social media shows Kagiso residents were close to the hit helping themselves to notes left scattered on the road after the robbery.

Security company, G4S confirmed that one of its cash management vehicles was the target of a cash-in-transit robbery.

“No G4S members were injured and G4S would like to commend them for their bravery and courage. A quick response by the SAPS ensured that the perpetrators were unable to abscond with any significant amount of cash. A suspect has been apprehended and is in custody,” the company said.

The security firm said there have been a number of critical arrests of CIT criminals over the past few months.

“G4S congratulates and thanks General Zulu and her CIT Initiative Special Task Team, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, as well as SAPS Crime Intelligence for their dedication, professionalism and speed in addressing the scourge of CIT attacks in South Africa.”

Police spokesperson Brenda Muridili told Jacaranda FM that the suspects, travelling in more than one vehicle, managed to flee with an undisclosed amount of money.

“The suspects used explosives to gain access to the cash,” she said.

The Star

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