Cash-In-Transit Guard Hit With A Headshot But No Money Was Stolen. A guard was severely injured on Thursday after a cash-in-transit heist on the N3 at Spruitview in Gauteng.
A guard was severely injured on Thursday after a cash-in-transit heist on the N3 at Spruitview in Gauteng. The ER24 paramedics and another private operator were at the place of action to find the cah-in-transit van by the side of the road. The guard of the vehicle was found metres away from the vehicle.
Medical personnel looked at the man and discovered that he had a gunshot injury on his head and was in a severed condition. The guard was thus treated at the place of the incident in his severe state. He was then airlifted to a hospital by a private medical helicopter. The N3 was closed for some time while they were busy helping the man, says William Ntladi, the City of Johannesburg emergency medical services spokesperson.
The people that robbed the cash-in-transit vehicle left the place with no injuries, according to the details that was received from the place where the incident happened. Colonel Brenda Muridili, the National police spokesperson, the incident supposedly occurred at 07:48. The police spokesperson says, according to reports, the vehicle was heading for Durban on the N3 when a white BMW and Volkswagen Gold 7 pushed it off the road. The guards were told to get out of the vehicle, forced with firearms. Three guns were taken but no money was taken. A file has been opened for attempted murder and armed robbery. No suspects found yet.
by Alexandra Ramaite