Johannesburg – On Monday a gang of cash-in-transit robbers escaped empty-handed after blowing up a cash-in-transit van and burned the money to ashes in Main Reef Road, according to police.
The robbers burned the money in the van with explosives they used to gain access to it. One security guard sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital.
A police report said gunmen in two luxury sedans forced the cash van off the road at 7am; and forced the security guards out of the vehicle at gunpoint. The robbers then used explosives to try and get to the money, but fled after they realised they had burned all the money. They left one of their getaway cars burning at the scene, and fled in three vehicles.
Police spokesperson Colonel Brenda Muridili said police recovered an Audi A4 and BMW used in the failed heist at a house in Florida; and no arrests had been made yet.
“One of the security guards sustained minor injuries and he was transported to hospital for medical attention,” Muridili said.