Cape Town – Two people were killed while two others sustained injuries after heavily armed suspects attacked a Fidelity cash van on Wednesday morning.
The cash-in-transit heist happened on Putfontein Road in Benoni, said Blue Hawk Tactical.
According to Blue Hawk Tactical, a third person who had been shot, was taken to hospital by emergency services.
Police spokesperson, Brigadier Athlenda Mathe confirmed the CIT heist, adding that the bystanders were randomly shot at.
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Mathe said police in Gauteng have mobilised resources to apprehend the suspects.
“SAPS has mobilised its crime scene experts, including the bomb disposal unit, to investigate, while a multidisciplinary team has been dispatched to search for the armed suspects,” she said.
She said three getaway vehicles – a burnt-out gold BMW sedan, a silver sedan and a white Audi A1 have been recovered while the suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of money.
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe