South Africa 29.10.2014 05:47 am

Cash-in-transit heist in Hibberdene, KZN

FILE PIC: Forensic experts collect evidence at a scene of a heist that took place in the early hours of the morning, 23 October 2014, where a cash-in-transit vehicle was ambushed while leaving the OR Tambo International Airport cargo area. The armed robbers got away with an undisclosed amount of money.  Picture: Valentina Nicol

FILE PIC: Forensic experts collect evidence at a scene of a heist that took place in the early hours of the morning, 23 October 2014, where a cash-in-transit vehicle was ambushed while leaving the OR Tambo International Airport cargo area. The armed robbers got away with an undisclosed amount of money. Picture: Valentina Nicol

Investigations are underway following a cash-in-transit heist at a shopping centre in Hibberdene, KwaZulu-Natal.

Armed robbers had staged a cash-in-transit heist at the shopping centre while security personnel were transporting cash into their van, South Coast Herald reported.

It was alleged that the guard had been disarmed before robbers fled with the cash.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said a security guard had been exiting the supermarket, pushing a trolley with six boxes containing cash at about 8.30am when the robbers struck.

“He was approached by four men who held him at gunpoint. They disarmed him, took the money boxes and fled,” Wiid said.

A robbery-in-transit case is being investigated by the Port Shepstone Directorate of Priority Crime Investigation.

In a separate incident, armed robbers ambushed a cash-in-transit vehicle as it left the cargo area of the OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park last week.

No shots were fired during the heist. No arrests have been made.

– Caxton News Service

 

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