3 security guards ‘seriously injured’ during cash-in-transit heist in Mpumalanga

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Three security guards have been injured in a cash-in-transit heist in Mpumalanga.

The guards were injured when an unknown number of robbers bombed the vehicle they were travelling in.

They were travelling in an armoured vehicle between Badplaas and Barberton on Monday at around 17:00, when a white Toyota Landcruiser rammed into their vehicle

The armoured vehicle was bombed, and an undisclosed amount of cash stolen, said Hawks spokesperson Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi.

Two other vehicles suspected to have been involved in the heist were later found on the Nkomati mine road. The white Audi and a Toyota bakkie had been stolen in eMalahleni, said Sekgotodi.

A rifle belonging to the security company was recovered outside one of the vehicles.

Sekgotodi said:All three guards were seriously injured due to the accident and taken to Mbuleni hospital in Elukwatini.

No arrests have been made. The investigation was continuing, said Sekgotodi.

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