Johannesburg – A man was shot dead in a failed cash in-transit heist in Randburg, north of Johannesburg on Tuesday, paramedics said.
An attempted cash in transit heist on the SBV truck an hour ago at the multichoice offices in Randburg pic.twitter.com/VMPu99bHqX
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In the video one of the robbers is seen firing a couple of shots at the SBV truck. The robber was however found dead few streets away from the scene after being shot in the neck by the security personnel.
The robber tried to escape after being shot, however he had already sustained injuries from the shots as blood can be seen on the passenger door of the vehicle he tried to escape in.
Gauteng police spokesperson, Captain Mavela Masondo said that the police were now searching for several suspects who are still at large.
Masondo said that they took with an undisclosed amount of cash and gold coins.
The shooting took place between Kent Avenue and Grove in Randburg CBD in the morning.
He said one suspect died following a shoot-out between the police and security personnel.
“As the police, we are searching for a number of suspects, this is after a cash in transit robbery that happened this morning. It is alleged that the security personnel from the cash in transit vehicle came to collect cash and some gold coins in one of the business premises. As they were getting out of the premises, proceeding to their vehicle, they were approached by a number of suspects who started shooting at them. There was an exchange of fire, there was a shoot-out between the security personnel and the suspects. They took an undisclosed amount of money and gold coins,” Masondo said.
Masodo said that the robbers had used two vehicles during the robbery.
“We recovered two gateway cars, they were using including a Toyota Fortune and a VW car. Two of those cars were found a few streets away from the crime scene. After that they hijacked a gateway car and it was found abandoned in Honeydew. All the gateway cars which they used were found,” he said.
Meanwhile, Gauteng police said that they have launched a manhunt for three men involved in the heist.