Tebogo Msimanga |
Police in the Northern Cape have launched the 72-hour activation plan following a Cash-In-Transit (CIT) heist that claimed the life of an SBV security officer. On Friday morning at about 04:55, security officials were busy conducting their day-to-day duties of collecting and dropping off money when they were accosted along the R31 in Kimberley.
Police Spokesperson Colonel Athlenda Mathe said according to reports, a group of suspects in a BMW rammed the cashvan causing it to roll over. The suspects then placed explosives onto the cashvan to gain access to the money. “As a result of the explosion, one security officer succumbed to his injuries on scene while three others were taken to a local hospital for further medical care”.
Mathe confirmed that the suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money in a taxi. “Police have activated maximum resources and are on a lookout for the getaway vehicle which has been established to be either a Hyundai H1 or Toyota Quantum”. Police have registered a case of Cash-In-Transit, murder and attempted murder.