Two guards shot in cash-in-transit robbery

2018-05-05 13:29
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Two security guards were shot on Saturday morning during a cash-in-transit robbery in Cosmo City, north of Johannesburg.

Police spokesperson Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said a group of men travelling in three vehicles attacked a cash-in-transit van at Cosmo City Junction after 8:00 on Saturday morning.

"Two security guards were shot and wounded before the suspects took their firearms," he said.

Dlamini said the men made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and were still at large.

ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said when paramedics arrived on the scene, they found both of the two security guards with gunshot wounds.

"One of the guards was treated for a gunshot wound to his foot and another received advanced life support treatment for a gunshot wound to his chest," he said.

Vermaak said both were transported to hospital.

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