10 armed robbers walk away with undisclosed sum of cash after hijacking cash-in-transit van in Mpumalanga

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  • Armed robbers bombed a cash truck in Mpumalanga and fled with bags of cash
  • The incident, which happened on the R40 near Dwarsloop Shopping Centre, left a security guard injured
  • Police confirmed the case in a statement revealing that no arrests have yet been made, but investigations are ongoing

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Mpumalanga – Ten armed robbers attacked a Fidelity cash-in-transit vehicle and stole bags containing an undisclosed sum of cash and firearms belonging to security guards.

Armed robbers managed to get away with bags of cash after bombing a cash-in-transit van in Mpumalanga. Image: @GettyImages.
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According to eyewitnesses, the incident was nothing less than a scene from an action movie, as the thieves allegedly rammed a white Mercedes-Benz with the truck.

SchedulesLIVE said gunmen appeared to join those in the white sedan and overpowered the security guards and confiscated their firearms. The thieves allegedly took bags containing an undisclosed amount of cash.

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lowvelder reports that Bushbuckridge Police spokeswoman Merilyne Mmonwa said the robbers set fire to the vehicle they used to hit the cash truck before fleeing the scene with another car. Police also confirmed that a security guard was injured in the incident.

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The suspects have yet to be arrested, but Mpumalanga Police Commissioner Lt. Gen. Semakaleng Manamela said he was confident his team currently carrying out investigations would soon make arrests. He said:

“We hope members of the public can understand the negative economic implications of these thefts and hopefully, as often, they will share such valuable information that can help investigators bring the perpetrators to justice quickly.”

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In other news, In brief News previously reported that Zandile Mafe, charged with arson, failed to appear in court once again after making bizarre demands. The man suspected of burning down the National Assembly in January also refused to appear last month.

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Mafe requested certain items such as a television, radio, deodorant, petroleum jelly and a kettle. According to his lawyer Luvuyo Godla, the arson defendant was cleared for a radio and said he thought some of the items were necessities.

He said prisoners were not allowed to have kettles for security reasons. godla said SchedulesLIVE that although he did not speak to his client, he assumes that he did not appear in court in retaliation for his demands which were not fully met.

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