Boksburg cash-in-transit shootout and bombing


In Boksburg, two cash-in-transit vans were blown up by armed men. The robbers attached their explosive devices to the vans, detonated the bombs and left with an undisclosed amount of money. 

A shootout arose between security officers and the suspects after 9:00 in Atlas Road in Boksburg. Drivers were forced to make u-turns in order to avoid being caught up in a cross fire.

Two security guards were injured. One was shot in the leg and the other had minor injuries to the head during the shoot-out. The two injured guards were taken to hospital.

Traffic congestion around Boksburg began to pile up as police took hours dealing with evidence in the messy crime scene. The bomb squad had also been called to the scene.

South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo confirmed that the robbers arrived in three different cars. One of them even appears to be a luxury Land Rover.

Thankfully, five men were arrested after a police helicopter was used to track them down. The men had made it to Denver, Johannesburg. Police are still searching for more suspects.

Furthermore, the police have recovered some of the stolen cash as well as several firearms. Updates will follow regarding the incident.


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