South Africa 4.6.2018 05:26 pm

Empty money bag found following CIT heist in Krugersdorp

The money bag that was found dumped near the Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital. Photo: Bianca Pindral.

The money bag that was found dumped near the Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital. Photo: Bianca Pindral.

Investigations to a discarded moneybag near the Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital, following gunfire at a petrol station.

Police have released more information about the cash in transit (CIT) heist that happened earlier this morning at the Shell service station in Market Street, Krugersdorp, reports the Krugersdorp News.

Captain Appel Ernst, spokesperson for the West Rand Cluster, released a statement on behalf of the Krugersdorp police station commander Brigadier Mashao, confirming that the heist happened at about 8.15am.

The scene at the Shell garage this morning, 4 June, showing the targeted G4S van.
Photo: Bianca Pindral.

“A G4S security vehicle came to the Shell garage on the corner of Pretoria and Market Streets, Krugersdorp to collect cash,” Ernst said.

“The crew alighted and fetched a money bag inside the business. While exiting the business, one of the guards was allegedly confronted by five unknown males, some armed with pistols and one with a rifle. The men opened fire on the vehicle and made off with the bag of cash. The suspects fled in a white Toyota double cab [bakkie] and drove off towards Paardekraal Drive. The G4S vehicle was damaged by the shots that were fired at it.

“Investigations led the police to the discarded moneybag, which was found near the Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital.”

CCTV footage showing the gun-wielding suspects taking the money bag.
Photo: Bianca Pindral.

No injuries were reported.

Any person who might be able to assist with information is requested to call the Crime Stop number, 08600 10111. Information may be given anonymously.


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