Police on Monday evening arrested three men in connection with an attempted cash-in-transit heist in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng’s.
It is reported that the trio had attempted to rob a G4S cash van along the R551 road on its way to a depot.
Police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said a group of armed men travelling in three vehicles had started shooting at the cash van and bombed its back door before members of a nearby community policing forum arrived
“The driver continued driving and suddenly, suspects in a Lexus vehicle shot at the tyres and they were forced to stop,” Dlamini said.
“Five suspects armed with rifles approached them, wearing balaclavas. The suspects bombed the door of the vehicle. A group of CPF members heard the explosion while sitting at a meeting in the vicinity and responded to the scene. The suspects fled the scene and left the Lexus behind and got into a Polo vehicle without taking any money.”
The police and the CPF hunted the armed men down and arrested three of them at Henley train station. The hunt for more suspects is underway.



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