JOHANNESBURG – Limpopo police launched a manhunt for two suspects who blew up a cash-in-transit van in Gravelotte, Limpopo on Tuesday morning.
Limpopo police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe said three armed suspects were traveling in three cars – two Mercedez Benz and one BMW – when they approached the van.
“During the attack, the suspects shot at the van and the wheels came off, resulting in the (van) veering off the road. They then blew (up) the van with explosives,” he said.
The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.
No one was injured during the incident.
Ngoepe said a provincial tracing team was following up on clues as to the whereabouts of the suspects.
A Fidelity Security bakkie had been targeted on the N4 between Matsulu and Kanyamazane, last week Tuesday.
Mpumalanga police spokesperson Gerald Sedibe told Jacaranda FM News: “It is alleged that some 10 suspects, who were driving in four vehicles, opened fire on the Fidelity Security armored bakkie, which was coming from Malelane heading towards Nelspruit.”
Sedibe says the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash after they blasted the vehicle open using explosives.