South Africa:

[FILE] CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 18: Police and security officials at the crime scene of a cash-in-transit heist where an armoured G4S van was bombed on June 18, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. A gang of robbers used commercial explosives to blow apart the cash van‚ scattering banknotes around the wrecked vehicle on Jakes Gerwel Drive in Athlone. No one was injured. (Photo by Gallo Images / Netwerk24 / Jaco Marais)

Cash-in-transit van rolls onto family car killing father – suspects on the run

‘It is reported that the cash truck rolled over a private vehicle and allegedly killed a 44-year-old father and injured his wife and children.’

South Africa:

[FILE] CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 18: Police and security officials at the crime scene of a cash-in-transit heist where an armoured G4S van was bombed on June 18, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. A gang of robbers used commercial explosives to blow apart the cash van‚ scattering banknotes around the wrecked vehicle on Jakes Gerwel Drive in Athlone. No one was injured. (Photo by Gallo Images / Netwerk24 / Jaco Marais)

A 44-year-old man was killed in Gauteng on Friday afternoon, 7 January, in a failed cash-in-transit heist. A gang of suspects rammed the van and it rolled onto the vehicle the deceased was travelling in.

FATHER KILLED IN CASH-IN-TRANSIT HEIST

South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Robert Netshiunda said the incident took place in Brakpan.

A G4S cash-in-transit vehicle was travelling on Van Dyk Street, near Carnival City, when it was allegedly rammed from behind by a Mercedes-Benz sedan.

“It is reported that the cash truck rolled over a private vehicle and allegedly killed a 44-year-old father and injured his wife and children,” said Netshiunda.

The cash van security guards were injured in the accident and taken to a hospital for medical treatment.

According to the police report, two spent bullet cartridges were found and the suspects used three vehicles – an Audi, VW Golf and the Mercedes Benz.

They abandoned the vehicle used to ram the cash-in-transit vehicle at the scene before fleeing. The police spokesperson said preliminary investigations revealed that it was stolen in Jeppe, Johannesburg in December 2021.

“Cases of Attempted Cash In-transit and Culpable Homicide have been opened and police investigations are continuing,” said Netshiunda.

Members of the public with information that could assist the investigation are encouraged to contact their nearest police station or call Crime Stop at 08600-10111.

Anonymous tip-offs can be made via the MySAPS App.

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