Gunman shot dead in KZN cash heist

2016-08-31 14:30
Cash van. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Cash van. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Durban - A suspected armed robber was killed in a cash-in-transit heist on the N2 near Ezinqoleni, on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, on Wednesday, police said.

A security guard was wounded and rushed to hospital, Captain Nqobile Gwala said.

A car had forced the armoured vehicle off the road.

"They hit the driver’s window with a hammer, while firing shots at the security guards. One of the security guards sustained a gunshot wound to the head, while the other managed to flee the scene.”

The gunmen prised open the safes, but could not find any money.

"One of the suspects was fatally shot and a firearm was found next to him. Charges of attempted cash-in-transit robbery, attempted murder, and an inquest have been opened for investigation at Ezinqoleni SAPS," she said.  

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said one man had been taken to hospital in a critical condition.

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