CASH-IN-TRANSIT HEIST: Mthatha Police Sought after Attempted Cash in Transit Suspects
Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
Mqanduli Police are investigating a case of attempted armed robbery where a G4S truck that was driving from Mthatha towards Mqanduli today at about 7:30 when two white Isuzu double cabs blocked the road in front and at the back of the truck at Lower Ngqwarha, Mqanduli.
It is alleged that fifteen heavily armed suspects with riffles and AK 47's alighted from the two
vehicles and started shooting at the G4S vehicle. Two 9mm pistol firearms were taken from the two guards who were with the driver of the G4S vehicle. The driver and his two guards were instructed to lie down on the ground while the suspects tried to put their explosives on the vehicle. Upon realising that the explosives didn't work, the suspects got into their vehicles and also hijacked a green Isuzu double cab which was also used as a getaway vehicle.
The police are still following up on information and they are hot on the heels of the suspects.
The Police would like to appeal to anyone with information that could lead to an early arrest of the suspects to contact Detective Lt Col Vakala on 0716038377. Information may also be shared by contacting Crime Stop on 0860 10111 and all the information will be treated as confidential.
Enquiries: Capt Mali Govender: 082 779 7123