Guard killed during Soweto heist

2014-09-06 19:02
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Johannesburg - A security guard was shot dead and four people were wounded on Saturday during a cash-in-transit robbery in Diepkloof, Soweto, Gauteng police said.

Four men approached G4S security guards around noon at the Diepkloof Black Chain shopping centre, Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.

The security guards had just collected money from a shop in the centre.

"Suspects fired shots at them and one security guard was fatally shot."

Another security guard and three members of the public were also shot and wounded.

Dlamini could not provide details on the extent of the injuries.

The robbers fled the scene with a cash box containing an undisclosed amount of money.

They were travelling in a white Chevrolet Cruze and a silver Volkswagen Jetta.

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