GAUTENG – The police in Brakpan are searching for suspects after a failed cash in-transit robbery which left one man dead on Friday afternoon.
A G4S cash truck was travelling along the 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. Security guards inside the cash truck were also injured during the incident and were taken to hospital for treatment.
No money was stolen and no firearms were taken from the security guards. Two cartridges were found at the scene. The suspects were said to be travelling in three vehicles, an Audi, a Golf and Mercedez Benz. The Mercedez Benz was abandoned at the scene and preliminary investigations revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen in Jeppe in December 2021.
Cases of Attempted Cash In-transit and Culpable Homicide have been opened and police investigations are continuing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the nearest police station or call our Crime Stop number 08600 10111. Alternatively they can tip-off the police anonymously on MySAPS App which can be downloaded on any smart phone.
Source: South African Police Service