THE carefully laid plans of a heavily armed gang of cash-in-transit hijackers went off without a hitch.
Even their victims afterwards told Daily Sun the whole incident looked as if it was a well rehearsed Hollywood movie.
The action went down on the D401 road outside Thulamahashe, near Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga, yesterday at about 2.40pm.
First the thugs rammed the moving cash van with their speeding Mazda CX5, causing it to crash and roll several times.
In a flash the thugs were out of their cars, firing wildly as some rushed to disarm the injured guards in the cash van. Others stopped traffic.
They opened fire on the Fidelity Cash Solution’s escort vehicle, sending it flying and crashing into the bush. Then they blew open the cash van’s door and proceeding to rob it of an undisclosed amount of cash. They fled in a white bakkie. “I was still inside when they blew open the back. I’m so lucky not to be injured,” said one of the shocked guards (41).
Mhala police commander Colonel John Ngwenya urged anyone with information that could help with their investigation to contact Lieutenant-Colonel Nomsa Mkhwanazi on 082 469 1250 or Ngwenya on 082 565 8438/013 773 0331.
- Two other G4S guards were also robbed of cash by unknown gunmen near the Cashbuild in Bushbuckridge early yesterday.
Captain Ndlovukazi Mashele said the gunmen fled in a silver bakkie.