“We were forced out of armoured truck,” G4S guards

BLASTED: Yet another armoured cash vehicle has been blasted open in another cash heist in eHlanzeni. PICTURE BY SAPS.

The truck was travelling between Sabie and White River on Saturday mid-day.

G4S guards have told cops that ten armed men in a Toyota single cab bakkie forced them to stop and then out of the armoured company truck.

Once out of the truck, the guards were told to lay down on the ground while the men searched them before setting explosives on the truck.

The guards told police that while travelling between Sabie and White River on Saturday mid-day after collecting money they heard gunshots on the right-side of their navy armoured truck.

They said the shots forced them to stop – once they have stopped they “saw a white Toyota single cab bakkie with about ten armed men moving towards the armoured vehicle forcing them out of their vehicle”.

“They were instructed to lay on the round with their faces down,” police spokeswoman Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said.

“The victims further said that while laying on the ground the suspects threw explosives inside the armoured vehicle but did not succeed with their mission. The suspects then left the scene,” she said.

A 9mm pistol and a cellphone belonging to the guards disappeared. No one was injured and the polices search for the men continues.

"We were forced out of armoured truck," G4S guards

This is a third incident of cash-in-transit heist to occur in on week in the eHlanzeni area.

– On Friday (13 Apr) an armoured vehicle heading towards Kamhlushwa from Schoemansdal was forced out of its way. The G4S guards noticed a silver BMW sedan and a gold Volkswagen Amarok bakkie following them at high speed. The men in the BMW drove parallel to the vehicle and forced the driver to halt at gunpoint. In the process, the security guards also noticed that there were other vehicles, including a black BMW, which were blocking the road with a group of men armed with rifles and the G4S vehicle was blasted before the men began fleeing the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.

– In Pienaar trust on Tuesday morning (09 Apr) two Fidelity security vehicles were robbed of cash while travelling to pension paypoints. The guards noticed a white Toyota bakkie following them. One of the Fidelity vehicles was cornered at Zwelisha and the thugs in the bakkie were joined by others in a white BMW. They blasted the security van and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The police search for the thugs in all three incidents.

Anyone with information should call the cops on 082 565 6417, 071 481 2802 or 08600 10111.

(edited by ZK)

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