Police are investigating the cash-in-transit heist that took place on Jakes Gerwel Drive, in Cape Town, on Monday morning.
According to police, just after 8am, a cash-in-transit vehicle was attacked by unknown suspects using explosives.
There was a shootout between the robbers and the police as the Police’s National Intervention Unit (NIU) arrived on the scene. No injuries have been reported.
The suspects fled the scene in four vehicles and left a suspected stolen grey BMW at the scene.
The Acting National Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sindile Mfazi, commended the NIU’s swift reaction which prevented the robbers from taking any bags of money.
They reportedly only fled the scene with cash that was scattered by the explosion.
“We have declared that the High-Density Stabilisation operations, launched earlier this month, will utilise medium to high-risk operatives hence the quick response by the NIU. We will continue to hunt down the perpetrators that continue to threaten the authority of the state,” said Lieutenant General Mfazi.
The Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation is investigating the incident.
Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of the suspects can contact SAPS Crime Stop at 08600 10111.