A security guard was killed during a cash-in-transit heist at a shopping centre in Welgelegen on Thursday morning [September 3].

The incident occurred at around 6.45am, according to News24. The security guard was in the cash-in-transit van waiting for colleagues to fetch cash from a store in the shopping centre, when suspects opened fire and shot him. He attempted to escape but ended up crashing through a garage of a nearby residential home.

Another guard was also shot and wounded at the centre.

A manhunt is underway for suspects involved in a lethal cash-in-transit heist near Panorama this morning. The suspects…

Posted by Radio 786 on Thursday, 3 September 2020

According to the police’s Brigadier Novela Potelwa: “Police have launched a manhunt for several suspects who took money from a supermarket in Welgelegen. The suspects fled in a black [Opel] Corsa bakkie and a white VW vehicle. Cases of murder, attempted murder and business robbery are currently being investigated.”

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