A Tik Tok video of a cash heist that occurred in Diepkloof, Soweto on Friday 19 March is circulating on social media and has been viewed more than 56 000 times.
Armed men allegedly forced a fidelity cash van off the road street in Diepkloof, extension 2 in Soweto and then bombed the cash van to gain access to the money.
In the Tik Tok video, gun shots can be heard in the background as people – including children are seen running across a field. According to social media reports the men allegedly used explosives during the cash heist to gain access to the money inside the vehicle.
In a separate video flames are clearly visible in the background as community members mill around to get a closer look at the cash van on fire with police vans in the background.
Twitter users claimed some residents took the opportunity to get their share of the cash, running towards the flaming van and taking money.
According to witnesses, the suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. Luckily no one was injured during the incident.