AK47 wielding robbers bring Cape highway to standstill

2015-04-14 20:47

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Cape Town - An attempted cash-in-transit heist with robbers apparently brandishing AK47s brought traffic to a standstill on the R300 highway just outside Cape Town.

Western Cape police spokesperson Frederick van Wyk told News24 that several shots were fired as a gang of four men tried to rob a cash van on the highway just before the N2.

“Several shots were fired, [but] no injuries were reported, just damage to the [cash van].”

One witness said he saw four cars on the left-hand side of the road and three others on the other side.

The man claims they then ran over the highway with AK47s shooting at the cash van. Van Wyk said police were investigating the claims that AK47s were used.

The crime scene left traffic badly backed up on the R300 and surrounding roads with many on social media complaining about traffic standing still on the nearby Vanguard Drive.

The suspects fled on foot and no cash was taken, Van Wyk said.

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