Video: Cash-In-Transit Heist In Hillbrow!

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A group of armed men hit a cash-in-transit van in Hillbrow Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon.

The incident occurred at Highpoint in Hillbrow next to KFC, on Pretoria Street.

It is alleged that three people were injured in the incident.

A police officer reportedly gave chase in a BMW but was shot.

“On scene and transporting a critically injured guard and a civilian following a CIT robbery,” emergency services provider EMER-G-MED said.

Police said in a statement that several unknown suspects attacked and fired shots at a parked cash-in-transit vehicle and fled the scene, taking an undisclosed amount of money.

SAPS Hillbrow Cluster members and the Johannesburg Metro Police Department responded and pursued the getaway vehicles. A shootout between the police and the suspects ensued.

“During the shootout a member of the South African Police Service was fatally wounded,” police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Brenda Muridili said.

Two security guards and two bystanders were wounded during the heist,

 

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