WATCH: Daring cash heist on PTA north highway

Picture for illustration. A CIT heist that took place on 23 February 2018.

The nine robbers bombed the van before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A daring cash-in-transit heist took place on the Mabopane highway on Friday morning when robbers shot the tyres of the cash van, forcing it to stop, Pretoria East Rekord reports.

Akasia police spokesperson Constable Matsobane Mabusela said the incident happened after the N4 off-ramp just before 09:00 this morning.

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“A group of armed men started shooting at the tyres of the G4S van which was driving north, forcing it to stop. They forced the guards out of the cash van and ordered them to lie on the ground,” he said.

Mabusela said the robbers bombed the van before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash.

“No injuries were reported and a case of robbery was opened,” he said.

“We not sure how many suspects were involved but we think there were about nine.”

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