A manhunt is underway, by members of the KwaZulu-Natal Hawks, for a group of men suspected of having coordinated cash in transit robbery, hijacking and attempted murder of two police officers.
Three security guards were accosted by a group of suspects whilst they were loading ATMs at Nyala Mall in KwaMashu on Wednesday morning. The suspects fired shots at the security guards, robbed them off their firearms and managed steal five cash boxes.
During their getaway, the suspects hijacked an unmarked police van and a chased ensued between the alleged robbers and the Ntuzuma Detectives. The suspects lost control of their getaway van and continued shooting towards the members. One member was shot and is in a critical condition in hospital while the other received minor injuries and is being kept in the sickbay for observation.
More reinforcements were summoned which led to the arrest of one the suspects in the vicinity. Police managed to recover the five cash boxes as well as an unlicensed firearm. A manhunt is currently underway for the remaining suspects. The detained suspect aged 29 will appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrates’ Court soon.