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Four injured as robbers blow up cash-in-transit van on N4 outside Pretoria

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Four security officers were injured in a cash-in-transit van heist on the N4 in Gauteng on Wednesday.

Kyle van Reenen of Emer-G-Med said paramedics responded to the scene near Simon Vermooten Road and found “chaos”.

“Multiple security vehicles lay strewn across the roadway, with the cash van having been blown up by suspects. The four security officers sustained moderate injuries and were treated and stabilised before being taken to a nearby hospital for further care.”

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Police spokesperson Lt-Col Robert Netshiunda said a cash delivery truck and its escort vehicle were driving along the N4 when they came under attack by suspects travelling in multiple vehicles.

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“Both the escort vehicle and the cash truck collided with the suspects’ vehicles.

“The escort vehicle is reported to have overturned and two security guards were injured in the process. The driver of the cash truck and his crew member also sustained injuries from the impact.”

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Police are appealing to anyone who might have information about the whereabouts of the suspects to contact the nearest police station or call the crime stop number 08600-10111. Tip-offs can also be provided using the MySAPS app. Information received will be treated with strict confidentiality, said Netshiunda. – Timeslive

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