Article by: Dumisane Dube
Ten suspects were arrested hours after a cash-in-transit van was attacked between the Keya Rona Mall and Majakaneng, North West.
National police spokesperson Brenda Muridili says police were called to the scene.
According to Muridili, it was reported that a cash van was forced off the road by an Audi sedan on the Majakaneng Bridge. The suspects then allegedly forced open the vehicle. While the suspects were accessing the money from the cash van, the escort vehicle driver engaged the suspects resulting in a shootout, no injuries were reported.
“The suspects subsequently hijacked a vehicle in the vicinity and fled the scene in unknown number of vehicles with undisclosed amount of money as well as two firearms taken from the security guards. The hijacked vehicle was later found abandoned after Mokolokwe turn-off on the R556, Sun City road, together with a white BMW,” Muridili added.
Police managed to get to the scene while the attack was in progress.
Firearms, stained money and vehicles were confiscated.
Muridili says suspects will be appearing in Brits Magistrate’s Court within 48 hours on charges of aggravated robbery, hijacking, possession explosives, possession of suspected stolen money and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
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