This is the moment a security van is blown up in the middle of the street as an armed gang reportedly shot and wounded the driver before making off with some of the vehicle’s cash.
The cash-in-transit security vehicle was attacked in broad daylight on Frikkie Meyer Boulevard in the industrial city of Vanderbijlpark in the northern South African province of Gauteng.
Two videos were posted on Twitter by the Crime Air Network Initiative which have been widely circulated on the social network.
In the first clip, accompanied with the message “this morning’s money truck bombing”, several people in a stationary car wait a safe distance from where the security van is being held up.
The vehicle’s occupants gasp as a large explosion takes place down the road, and the security van’s doors appear to fly through the air.
A second video shows the wreckage of the security vehicle and the debris left on the road following the blast.
The video was shared with the message: “Armed robbery & bombing… Vanderbijlpark. GP. Money truck robbery. Guard shot. Truck bombed. Cash taken. B/m perps in 2 new getaway BMW X5s. 1 white, 1 brown.”
Police spokesperson Brenda Muridili said that an armed gang opened fire on the security vehicle at around 9am on 9th July.
The gang forced the driver to stop and used explosives to blast open the armoured vehicle, according to the police.
Muridili added that the gang, armed with rifles, made off with an undisclosed amount of cash in two getaway vehicles.
She also confirmed that the security van driver was shot in his leg and ankle during the robbery.
No arrests have been made yet as the investigation continues.
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