Location: Reverend Name Drive in Tembisa – A truck transporting an unknown amount of money was attacked in an elaborate explosive heist.
Unidentified suspects surrounded the truck as it just left a pickup point with a large some of cash. Brenda Muridili of SAPS could not confirm how much money was actually stolen.
“As they were leaving they heard gunshots and their vehicle was shot at. The vehicle came to a standstill. That’s when one of the crew came out.
“He was disarmed, and allegedly the suspects blew up the cash van and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and the pistol of one of the occupants of the van.”Lt-Colonel Muridili
Just following the heist, as the robbers were getting away, local residents starting to rush to the scene to get their cut of the action. Anyone caught with stolen money would be treat as an accomplice to the crime and be charged as such.
“Just before police arrived, community members were busy helping themselves to the money.
“You can be liable for the robbery that you did not commit. There can be bad consequences. If they find you with that money, you’ll be charged with something. As soon as you explain yourself, it’s still theft and you’ll be charged,”Lt-Colonel Muridili
Heist at Hospital View, Tembisa just an hour ago. Part 1 of 2. pic.twitter.com/rFB3QujcLH— Pootie Tang (@Mdudemeister) 28 januari 2019
Heist at Hospital View, Tembisa just an hour ago. Part 2 of 2. pic.twitter.com/KeEtJRPAMo— Pootie Tang (@Mdudemeister) 28 januari 2019
This video of a Cash In Transit heist yesterday in Tembisa. pic.twitter.com/s7ExPkdfmB— Simphiwe The Malume (@SimphiweMavuso) 29 januari 2019