A police officer has died in one of the latest cash-in-transit heists to be carried out.
The attack happened in broad daylight on the busy streets of the Hillbrow CBD in Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon.
“At about 13:00 in Hillbrow‚ Gauteng‚ a number of unknown suspects attacked and fired shots at a parked CIT vehicle and fled the scene in vehicles with an undisclosed amount of money‚” said Colonel Brenda Muridili.
“As a result of the attack and the shooting‚ two security guards and two bystanders were wounded‚” she said in a statement.
Police and traffic officials had rushed to the scene and pursued the suspects’ vehicle.