A G4S security vehicle was robbed by five gunmen. Picture: Jack Lestrade
Johannesburg - Five armed robbers in a bulletproof car fled with an undisclosed amount of money after a cash-in-transit heist in Mitchells Plain.

The drama unfolded at the BP garage on the corner of Eisleben Road and Lavender Street, in Lentegeur, known as the “Clock Tower”, around 11.40am.

The robbers were travelling in a white Mazda with the registration CF 137836.

A police source says: “These were five black males who were positively armed and wore police issued bulletproof vests. The Mazda vehicle has a fake registration, it belongs to a Corsa vehicle.”

The robbers were targeting a G4S security vehicle parked outside a fisheries and held a guard at gunpoint.

Captain FC van Wyk says the suspects are still at large.

“It is alleged that five unidentified armed suspects approached a security cash van and they took a cash bag with an undisclosed amount of cash from one of the security guards,” says Van Wyk.

“No-one was injured and no shots were fired during the robbery. The suspects fled the scene in a white Mazda. A cash in transit robbery case was opened for investigation,” he says.