Manhunt Launched After Mpumalanga Cash-In-Transit Heist (Video)

A 44-year-old man was also arrested after he was discovered with a large sum of money suspected of being stolen at the scene. The man was charged with theft and appeared in the Emalahleni Magistrate's Court today.

Manhunt Launched After Witbank Cash-In-Transit Heist (Video)-SurgeZirc SA
Manhunt Launched After Witbank Cash-In-Transit Heist (Video)

A manhunt has been launched for a group of alleged cash-in-transit (CIT) robbers who shot and injured two police officers and security officers during a heist on Saturday, according to police.

The cash-in-transit heist occurred on Saturday, November 27, 2021, on the N4/N12 split in Witbank, according to police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala. “According to the police report, a Fidelity cash van, escorted by two bakkies, was from Ermelo and Hendrina driving on the N4 road.

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“Two Mercedes Benz C-Class vehicles suddenly appeared driving at high speed, where one bumped into the truck, causing it to overturn while the other tried to bump into the bakkie, but the driver managed to swerve off the road,” Mohlala said.

He asserted that a shootout broke out between the guards and some of the alleged robbers, while others bombed the cash van.

“Two guards were injured in the process. While the incident was in progress, members from Middelburg Flying Squad, who were patrolling on the N4, noticed the commotion and traffic pile up and rushed to the scene.

“Upon arrival, they were ambushed by another group of suspects driving in a Mazda iX35 as well as shot and injured two officers in the process. However, one escaped unharmed. The suspects then fled in grey Audi and Mazda ix35,” Mohlala said.

A 44-year-old man was also arrested after he was discovered with a large sum of money suspected of being stolen at the scene. The man was charged with theft and appeared in the Emalahleni Magistrate’s Court today.

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The injured cops and security guards were rushed to the hospital for treatment. A manhunt has been launched in search of the armed group of men.

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Anyone with information that may assist police with the investigation or in locating the suspects can call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential, and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

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