WATCH | Security guard airlifted to hospital after being shot in head during robbery ion East Rand

  • On Monday, a cash-in-transit security guard was shot during a robbery in Kempton Park
  • The three armed assailants fled the scene. 
  • The security guard was airlifted to hospital. 

A cash-in-transit security guard was rushed to the hospital after he was shot in the head in Boksburg on Monday.

"The guard was airlifted to the hospital for medical attention," police spokesperson Colonel Brenda Muridili told News24.

The guard came face-to-face with the assailants, as he was loading money into a cash-in-transit vehicle stationed outside Birchgate Spar in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg. 

He was shot at close range. 

"The suspects fled the scene," Muridili said.

No arrests have been made.

However, police are following leads that the assailants fled the scene in an Opel Corsa and a VW Polo.

Police could not provide further information with regard to the security guard's condition.

*This story has been updated as no money was stolen from the CIT van. 

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