Cash van robbed leaving OR Tambo Airport


A group of armed men robbed a bakkie transporting cash leaving Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday morning, Gauteng police said.

"At around 5.45am this morning an unknown number of armed suspects ambushed a security van transporting cash from the airport," spokesman Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng said.

The gang used a white Mercedes-Benz to ram the bakkie from the road. They removed the canopy and took an undisclosed amount of cash before making their getaway in three cars, a BMW X5, Golf 6 GTI, both white, and a black Ford ST. No shots were fired.

"Three security personnel were injured during the robbery and are receiving treatment at a local hospital," he said.

Mofokeng appealed to anyone with information about the gang's whereabouts to contact police.


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