Security guard and bystander shot in foiled Lenasia South CIT heist

A security guard and a bystander were hospitalised after being shot during an attempted cash-in-transit heist along the Golden Highway in Lenasia South on Sunday, 17 September.

Police spokesperson Brig Athlenda Mathe said a bystander and guard were wounded when four men armed with AK-47 rifles and pistols ambushed a G4S van.

“G4S security guards were on duty to do a pickup of cash at the Chicken Licken, Golden Highway, escorted by colleagues, when they were accosted by four armed men with two pistols and two AK-47 rifles who allegedly started to fire shots at them. The suspects fired several shots, wounding one guard, and took an empty money box before fleeing the scene,” Mathe said. 

She added that during the shoot-out the G4S escort and three civilian vehicles were damaged. No cash was taken.

“Police and investigation officers were summoned to the scene and found multiple cartridges. A case of attempted murder and armed robbery has been opened and police investigations continue.”

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