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Chaos on N2 North as CIT Robbery Shuts Down Freeway at Queen Nandi Drive

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The N2 north freeway in Durban turned into a crime scene during peak hour on Thursday morning after yet another brazen cash-in-transit (CIT) robbery.

With CIT incidents on the rise in KwaZulu-Natal, this marks the third hit just this week.

According to witnesses, the latest attack was pure chaos.

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Robbers armed with high-calibre weapons unleashed a hail of bullets and allegedly bombed the cash truck.

ALS Paramedics spokesperson Garrith Jamieson reported, “Just after 5.30 am, we received numerous calls about an explosion and robbery on the N2 northbound before the KwaMashu off-ramp.”

Watch | N2 South Closed near KwaMashu Offramp Following CIT Heist

Paramedics had to wait for the all-clear from SAPS before reaching the scene, only to find the cash vehicle had been attacked with explosives.

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Fortunately, the occupants of the truck escaped injury, but the N2 northbound is closed indefinitely for a thorough investigation.

Motorists heading north are advised to steer clear of the N2 near Nandi Drive and find alternative routes.

Expect significant delays and detours as the investigation unfolds. This closure is going to be a major headache for anyone trying to navigate Durban’s roads during peak hours.

Just this Tuesday, a similar CIT robbery in Phoenix ended in a shootout, leaving two suspects dead, one injured, and five still at large.

Police recovered three rifles, a pistol, and several rounds of ammunition, along with an undisclosed amount of money.

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SAPS spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda highlighted that these incidents are part of a larger pattern, with various units now on the hunt for suspects involved in a CIT robbery in Kranskop on Monday.

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