Easy getaway in Howick cash heist

2007-11-27 00:00

The heist was executed at midday at the corner of Gush Avenue and Main Street in Howick when a Mercedes Benz rammed into the security van, forcing it to stop.

Police spokesman Senior Superintendent Henry Budhram said five heavily armed men emerged from the Mercedes and held the security guards at gunpoint. “The two security officers were deprived of their firearms and the armed men removed money boxes from the cash vehicle with an undisclosed amount of cash.”

He said the robbers jumped back into the Mercedes Benz with the money boxes and fled towards the Mafakathini area of Taylor’s Halt. The Mercedes Benz was later found abandoned at Mafakathini. The suspects are still at large with the money boxes. No shots were fired during the robbery and no injuries were reported. Police investigations continue.

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