WATCH: Cash-in-transit guards attacked at Joburg petrol station

2018-07-17 16:42
(Screen grab from video)

(Screen grab from video)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories


WATCH: Attackers use explosives on cash-in-transit vehicle, escape empty handed

2018-03-14 14:01

Two videos posted on Facebook by the Intelligence Bureau SA shows a cash-in-transit heist on an armoured vehicle on the N12 highway near Rondebult Road. Rapid response from police officials caused the attackers to escape empty handed.WATCH

Fidelity Security guards have been attacked and robbed at a petrol station in Johannesburg on Tuesday afternoon, the company has confirmed.

"It was just a cross pavement [cash carrier] and it was not the cash van that was robbed. As they picked up money from inside of the [petrol station] store, the security guard was held up at gunpoint," Fidelity CEO Wahl Bartmann told News24.

Bartmann said the incident took place at a Total garage in Douglasdale, Fourways. 

He said the robbers made off with a canister but added that "there was not big cash lost there".

The guards were not injured.

One suspect was later arrested, while two cash boxes, an unlicensed rifle and the getaway car were recovered, according to a joint statement by the Ministry of Police and the office of the National Commissioner of Police on Tuesday evening.

Two people had accosted and robbed two security officers before fleeing in a white sedan with the cash boxes and a firearm belonging to one of the guards, said spokespeople Reneilwe Serero and Colonel Brenda Muridili.

They said various police units, including the SAPS airwing, jumped into action.

"They cordoned off the area near Diepsloot, forcing the suspects to abandon their vehicle,  which will be processed to determine the ownership and whether it is stolen or hijacked. The police found an unlicensed rifle inside the vehicle which will be sent for ballistic testing to determine if it was used in the commission of other crimes."

The arrested suspect would appear in court soon as the search for his alleged accomplice continued.

Police Minister Bheki Cele commended the swift reaction by officers.

We will continue to remain resolute in our efforts to combat crime and protect South Africans until they feel safe and secure," he said.

Police Commissioner, General Kehla Sitole, said the arrest and recoveries of items was "a clear indication that we will not allow criminals any space to maneuver".

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24


Enter the examination number or search by province or school (NSC Students) to view results.

Traffic Alerts

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Cluster Financial Manager

Cape Town
Network Finance
R950 000.00 - R1 000 000.00 Per Year

QA Technical Tester

Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Hi-Tech Recruitment - Johannesburg

Reporting Accountant

Cape Town
Network Finance Professional / Prudential
R310 000.00 - R360 000.00 Per Year

Property [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.