Police have launched a manhunt for about eight armed suspects following a cash-in-transit heist at Southdale Shopping Centre in Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon.
The robbery took place at around noon on Sunday‚ police said.
“It is alleged that the security officers were conducting their business at Southdale Shopping Centre when the driver was approached by about eight suspects who pointed [at] him with firearms‚ forcing him to open the cash van.
“The suspects then took [an] undisclosed amount of money from the cash van and escaped‚” police said.
They said a brown Audi A4 which was believed to have been used as a getaway vehicle was spotted at the scene of the heist‚ but there was a possibility that other vehicles had also been used by the suspects.
“The security officer fired a shot at the suspects as they were escaping.”
No other details were immediately available.