The resident explains that “pieces and fragments of the money” are scattered across the road. He concludes dramatically that “the car is finished.”

Six heavily-armed gunmen used explosives in an attempt to rob a cash-in-transit (CIT) vehicle in Rustenburg on Saturday morning. Authorities believe that the gunmen used two vehicles to force the armoured vehicle off the road.

When the CIT vehicle came to a halt, the gang used explosives to open the safe and fled with an undisclosed amount of money. As reported by Sowetan Live, the robbers set fire to their vehicles before fleeing the scene.

Police Spokesperson Col Katlego Mogale confirmed that the attack took place on Bosch Street in Rustenburg. No arrests have been made as at yet and no injuries were reported.

Mogale warned the public that harbouring criminals is a criminal offence, and anyone found assisting the suspects would also be guilty of committing a crime.

Members of the public are further forewarned that harbouring criminals is a criminal offence, hence if found hiding or assisting these suspects in any way, they too would be guilty of a crime,” she said.

A passerby recorded the scene of the crime and the footage shows the aftermath of the attack.

The CIT vehicle can be seen on the side of the road, nose-to-nose with a burning white bakkie.

The second vehicle, also in flames, can be seen a few metres down the road. The passerby describes the scene of the crime and says:

“People are stealing money right now, they busted [the vehicle.]”

Someone yells off-camera – “Close it down, close it down!”  and gunshots can be heard in the background.

The resident explains that “pieces and fragments of the money” are scattered across the road. He concludes dramatically that “the car is finished.”

We reached out to Police spokesperson Captain AG Botma, who was unable to take our call. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.

TheSouthAfrican

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The resident explains that “pieces and fragments of the money” are scattered across the road. He concludes dramatically that “the car is finished.” Six heavily-armed gunmen used explosives in an attempt to rob a cash-in-transit (CIT) vehicle in Rustenburg on Saturday morning. Authorities believe that the gunmen used two vehicles...