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Heist suspects arrested

Article by: Dumisane Dube

Four suspects have been arrested following a cash in-transit heist on the N7 on-ramp along the N1 freeway near Goodwood.

According to police reports a Jeep which was driving along the N7 stopped abruptly in the middle of the road, causing a light delivery vehicle to collide with the cash van. Suspects are alleged to have used explosives to blow the safe open. One vehicle is reported to have caught fire during the robbery.

Police responded to the robbery and during the shootout one suspect sustained a gunshot wound, whilst the other injured himself during the explosion. Both the security guard and the driver of the cash van also sustained gunshot injuries during the ordeal and were taken to hospital for treatment.

A 9mm pistol with ammunition was recovered at the scene. A total of four suspects, aged between 21 and 42 years old were arrested and will appear before the Goodwood Magistrates’ Court soon on charges of cash in-transit heist, attempted murder, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition as well as possession of an explosive device.

A 72-hour activation plan has been instituted to hunt down other suspects who sneaked away from the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

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