A cash-in-transit (CIT) vehicle was attacked by assailants in three vehicles this morning in Kagiso.
According to various reports on Facebook, the CIT vehicle was rammed, which subsequently caused an explosion that sent cash flying through the air, and leaving another vehicle in flames.
In a video posted on Facebook, scores of people can been seen rushing to the scene trying to get their hands on some of the money before the authorities arrived.
It is not clear if they managed to get away with any money, or if the burning vehicle belonged to them.
It was raining money in Kagiso! Cash was scattered all over the road after thugs bombed a cash van in Kagiso, west of Joburg. In a series of videos that has since gone viral on social media, people can be seen scooping up the cash from the road and pavements.
Police spokeswoman Lieutenant-Colonel Brenda Muridili said the thugs also used a BMW and two A4 sedans in the robbery. "The suspects used explosives to gain access to the cash.
"They fled with an undisclosed amount of money and left cash scattered on the road," she said.
Muridili condemned the looting after the robbery. "Its a crime. Anyone found in possession of the stolen cash might also face criminal charges," she said.
Three hours after the incident, a 56-year-old man was bust with some of the notes by the Soweto Flying Squad in Diepkloof. They apparently stopped a suspicious grew VW Tiguan while patrolling and the driver refused to be searched.