2 guards shot dead in cash-in-transit heist

2018-07-06 18:40


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WATCH: Suspect shot dead, guard injured in Boksburg cash-in-transit heist

2018-07-06 14:03

One suspect has been killed and a guard injured in a cash-in-transit heist along Atlas Road, Boksburg. Watch. WATCH

Two SBV security guards were shot dead on Friday during a cash-in-transit robbery in Tsolo, Eastern Cape. 

Police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said the guards were loading money at an ATM machine near a supermarket when a group of armed men pounced on them.

Naidoo said the guards had been fatally wounded and the suspects had fled with an undisclosed amount of money in a hijacked van. 

No arrests have been made and police are continuing with investigations.

READ: SAPS crime programme paying off, cash-in-transit robberies 'reduced significantly'

Meanwhile, police officials on Friday said the implementation of the South African Police Service's nationwide stabilisation programme to reduce crime was paying off.

In a statement, officials said that the incidents of cash-in-transit robberies had more than halved in June, compared to May this year, and dozens of alleged robbers had already been arrested.

"These robberies have been reduced significantly by 61% in the month of June 2018 ,compared to the month of May 2018," Police Minister Bheki Cele and national police commissioner General Khehla John Sitole said in a joint statement.

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