WATCH | Guns blazing: Armed gang rob motorist of R450 000 in attack on Gauteng's N4

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  • A motorist was attacked on the N4 highway in Gauteng on Friday. 
  • Brazen thieves stole R450 000 from the victim's vehicle.
  • Dashcam footage of the incident has since gone viral on social media. 

 

A gang of robbers opened fire on a motorist travelling on the N4 highway in Gauteng on Friday, forcing the car to a standstill in the emergency lane.

Police are on the hunt for the group who made off with R450 000. 

Scenes from the brazen robbery were captured on dashcam and circulated on social media. 

The footage shows the suspects firing several shots from a white BMW.

It is alleged that two businessmen were transporting money after making a large withdrawal, when their car was sprayed with bullets.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Senzo Mculu said the gang shot out all four wheels on the victim's car, forcing him to stop.

The motorist and passenger quickly escaped as the heavily armed suspects approached the vehicle and searched it.

Mculu said that they then took R450 000 from the vehicle before fleeing the scene.

"None of the victims sustained injuries, but were taken for shock treatment. All suspects were wearing balaclavas and victims will not be able to identify them," he said. 

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