Gauteng rocked by two CIT heists on Monday morning
Gauteng law enforcement authorities have had to deal with the aftermath of two cash-in-transit (CIT) heists reported at the same time, on Monday morning.
Gauteng hit by two CIT heists on Monday
For police officials in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, and 72km north in Pretoria, this was not an ideal way to kick off the second week of the festive season.
Both locations were struck by an explosive encounter between an unknown number of armed suspects and money truck security.
At this time, it is not clear if the CIT heists were a coordinated attack pulled off by the same syndicate.
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In north Pretoria, a portion of the busy Rooiwalpad Road was cordoned off to traffic after a money truck was bombed.
The affected financial institution has yet to issue a statement to confirm if money was lost in the heist and if so, what the total was.
In this encounter, no injuries or deaths were reported.
No injuries reported in Kempton Park cash-in-transit heist
In Kempton Park, a similar incident was witnessed by many who were making their way to work on Oak Street.
According to Emer-G-Med respondents, no persons were injured in the violent encounter that saw suspects make away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
“Emer-G-Med responded to Oak Street in Kempton Park CBD for a cash-in-transit robbery. Fortunately, there were no injuries on [the] scene. Local authorities were on the scene for assistance and further investigations,” the officials said in a statement.
At the time of publishing this article, no suspects had been arrested in both incidents.