Suspected armed robbers this morning destroy two bullion vans filled with money along Atlas Road in South Africa.
Times lives reported that the robbers shot dead the drivers of the vans before blowing up the vans open using Improvised Explosive Device IEDs and taking away millions of rands.
Five persons have been apprehended in connection to the robbery at the George Goch hostel in Johannesburg after police chased them with a helicopter.
Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo disclosed that the police’s immediate response to the chaos resulted in the quick arrest.
“We also recovered a rifle after the cash-in-transit heist which happened at about 9.30am. It is alleged that more than 10 suspects who were driving in four vehicles approached two G4S security vans.
“They started shooting at the vans. Then there was a shoot-out between the security officers and the suspects. The suspects managed to blow up the cash vans and take some cash. They started shooting at the vans. Then there was a shoot-out between the security officers and the suspects. The suspects managed to blow up the cash vans and take some cash. We then got information and reacted.
“We managed to chase the suspects until at the George Goch hostel… we managed to arrest these five suspects and recover a car that we suspect was used during the robbery. We also recovered the rifle.
“As I’m talking to you‚ the operation is still underway because we believe that some of the suspects are still hiding at the hostel and we hope that we will manage to arrest all of them,” he said
See more photos from the scene of the attack below:
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