Yet another cash in transit heist
22 September 2007
Early Friday afternoon yet another cash in transit heist occurred in Constantia.
“A security vehicle was traveling on the M3 road and when they took the Constantia turn off they were rammed from the side by a maroon BMW vehicle,” says police spokesperson Bernadine Steyn.
Steyn says that the BMW, as well as a white Opel Corsa bakkie stopped and eight armed suspects got out of the vehicle.
“They held the three security officials at gunpoint and robbed them of their firearms as well as three cash boxes containing an undisclosed amount of money,” says Steyn.
The suspects fled the seen and drove to a nearby sports field where they left their vehicles, and left in a red Polo Classic as well as a white panel van in the direction of Wynberg.
“Nobody sustained serious injuries during the incident and no shots were fired. Follow-up investigations indicate that both the abandoned vehicles were not reported stolen,” says Steyn.
Police says all suspects are still at large and anyone with information should contact the Diepriver police station on 021 710 7306.