1 April 2017, Gauteng: Three people were assessed this morning after a cash in transit heist occurred on the R24 near Barbara road on Johannesburg’s Eastrand.
Shortly before after 11am paramedics from ER24 arrived on the scene where they found a security van that was blown apart.
Two security guards were found on the scene. Both were assessed by the paramedics and found with no physical injuries.
A secondary incident occurred when flying debris landed on a vehicle during the explosion.
The driver of the vehicle was assessed and later transported to a nearby hospital for minor injuries. Police were in attendance on scene and will investigate.
SAPS Gauteng, Kempton Park: At about 11h40 on the R24 near Barbara Road towards the airport, a group of suspects travelling in a BMW and Mercedes Benz, confronted Cash-In-Transit security guards after a tyre of their vehicle had been shot.
The guards were forced out of the vehicle before the suspects blew their cash van with explosives.
The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money in cash boxes and one of the guard"s firearm.
They then fled from the scene in two vehicles. The guards were not injured.
SAPS is investigating the case. Anyone with information can contact: Crime Stop - 08600 10111.