Cash heist at Bryanston school

2011-03-03 15:58

Johannesburg - A cash-in-transit van was robbed in the parking lot of King's College, in Bryanston, on Thursday, police said.

Three robbers posing as visitors entered the school premises at the security point, said principal Craig Du Preez.

"They were dressed in suits and looked very respectable. They waited at the church until the cash van arrived," he said.

They took an empty cash box from the van - which was at the school to collect money - and ran to a getaway car parked outside the premises.

On the way, they held up a New Convenant Church security guard and robbed him of his firearm. The church and school share a parking lot, said Warrant Officer Balan Muthan.

They then drove off in a blue Audi.

Du Preez said pupils at the school did not see the incident.

Muthan said a member of the public took down the car's registration number and the robbers were almost immediately traced and arrested on the N1 freeway, near the N17 off-ramp.

Two firearms were recovered during the arrest, he said.

  • Snoopy88 - 2011-03-03 16:03

    Empty cash box? EPIC FAIL! Bwaaahahaha!

      hemant230778 - 2011-03-03 16:31

      At least its worth more that a handkerchief!

  • CheekySod - 2011-03-03 16:08

    Pity the robbers did not start shooting at each other.

      vonniestoksie - 2011-03-04 08:27

      Did you not the read that it was at a school and there are kids there

  • Vernon - 2011-03-03 16:17

    fools were 'banking' on making a huge payday from a

      Wes - 2011-03-03 16:47

      Eish!!!! somebody stole the money we stole so we not guilty as we stole no money.... off scott free

      Khatman - 2011-08-03 10:57

      This guys are the modern Robin Hood gang, taking from the rich and giving to the poor

  • ncele999 - 2011-03-03 16:34

    bloody morons.........! a good thing they were caught

  • Tracy-Ann - 2011-03-03 16:45

    What a blessing that none of the children were out on the playground and that our vigilant staff sounded the alarm. Thank you Lord that you protected all of us and a huge thank you to the Douglasdale Police who were so quick to respond and aprehend the suspects.

      Mr D - 2011-03-03 17:45

      The reason why the police caught up with the skelems so fast is to get their own hands on the money

  • ChiefN - 2011-03-03 17:31

    Good ending to what could have been a nasty story. Thank goodness the kids were never in harm's way

  • Jova - 2011-03-03 18:09

    Well done! Now keep those idiots locked up for a few years.

  • buildthefuture1 - 2011-03-03 18:17

    Sandy for president :)

  • jackbinn - 2011-03-03 18:48

    you can bet your last dollar they were black!!!

      Nyassengo - 2011-03-03 19:02

      @ Jackbinn, you are correct my friend...they must have been wearing black suits.

  • Nyassengo - 2011-03-03 18:56

    "They were dressed in suits and looked very respectable"...i vote this as aquote of the week for a bunch of idiots who should be attending job interviews instead of committing stupid crimes.

      jackbinn - 2011-03-03 19:05

      you know what I mean Nyassengo..sure black suits make all the difference..

  • Robin Kleinsmith - 2011-03-03 19:10

    Lol I go to this school and the story has been blown up!

  • ward.j.18 - 2011-03-04 07:46

    i'm with you Reon kill the fcukers !!!!!

  • ward.j.18 - 2011-03-04 07:49

    @ Zamalecq i could not have said it better myself tx

  • Joy - 2011-03-04 08:06

    so, they DISARMED a Church' Security Guard ..... what is wrong with this picture ????

  • Sub45 - 2011-03-07 14:55

    Why is a cash pick-up done at a school during school hours, putting children at risk!?

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