Two people have been arrested in connection with the cash-in-transit heist in Gugulethu, Cape Town on Monday, April 12.
According to News 24, a security guard was killed when suspects used explosives to gain access to the vehicle’s safe.
It is alleged that another three guards were also injured during the robbery.
Police Spokesperson, Colonel Brenda Muridili, said the police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the cash-in-transit robbery perpetrated by unknown suspects.
“The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash and are yet to be apprehended,” Muridili said.
As reported by IOL, cell phone video footage shows Gugulethu residents running around the burning vehicle while an injured officer is seen being robbed of his firearm.
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Meanwhile, security company, SBV Services has announced a reward of R1 million for information that will lead to the arrest of those responsible.
SBV CEO, Mark Barret, has also paid tribute to the security guard who tragically lost his life.
“Our deepest condolences to the family of our fallen hero, and we wish our injured team members a speedy recovery,” Barret said.
The company also appeals to those with information regarding the attack to contact the SBV hotline 083 408 7029.