Armed robbers hit five British American Tobacco vans in one morning

2015-09-11 14:47

Johannesburg - Armed robbers hit five British American Tobacco vehicles in separate incidents in Gauteng and the North West on Friday morning - and one robber was shot and wounded.

BAT South Africa confirmed to News24 reports of four of the robberies.

"Our security team has confirmed that all four incidents happened. There were no injuries and one suspect was shot and injured in Klerksdorp," said a BAT official, who was not yet aware of the fifth robbery that apparently happened just after 14:00.

Gauteng police did not immediately have details of the incidents and North West police were not immediately reachable, but Crimeairnetwork tweeted on all five incidents.

The first apparently happened in Kathlehong, Germiston on Johannesburg's East Rand.

Shortly after this was posted, another report came through of a vehicle hit in Randburg.

Just after 14:00, the fifth report came through, saying a BAT transporter was targeted in Germiston.

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