CIT robbers strike in Cape Town

Police Forensics on the scene at a cash in transit heist on the Jakes Gerwel road in Athlone, Cape Town
Police Forensics on the scene at a cash in transit heist on the Jakes Gerwel road in Athlone, Cape Town
Image: Esa Alexander

Police confirmed early on Monday that there had been a cash-in-transit incident on a busy motorway in Cape Town.

It was unclear if any money was taken but photographs taken by witnesses showed at least one of two G4S cash vans had been damaged. The vehicles were targeted in early morning traffic on Jakes Gerwel Drive (formerly Vanguard Drive).

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Brenda Muridili confirmed that a cash-in-transit incident had taken place on Jakes Gerwel Drive but could not provide further details.

Traffic officials have closed the roadway: “Police incident. Jakes Gerwel Drive closed in both directions between Weltevreden and Turfhall Road‚” said city of Cape Town spokesperson Richard Coleman.

This is a developing story; it will be updated.

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