Chamdor Road, in Krugersdorp, was the scene on extreme violence when a cash-in-transit heist was pulled off by armed robbers on Monday evening.
Watch: Aftermath of Krugersdorp cash-in-transit heist
South African police and firefighters had cordoned off the road that links Lenasia to Boltonia on Monday evening, collecting trails of evidence left by the syndicate behind the cash van heist.
Emergency medical responders were also on the scene to attend to a motorcyclist who suffered gunshot wounds to his lower body for being at the wrong place, at the wrong time.
This is video footage of the aftermath captured by onlookers:
Cash van heist: Here’s what we know
In a statement released by police, spokesperson Col Athlenda Mathe confirmed the incident took place shortly after 18:30 on Monday evening.
From the information available to authorities at this juncture, it’s believed multiple vehicles, including a white Mercedes Benz with unknown registration plates, were involved in the take-down of a G4S money truck.
Colonel Mathe revealed that the white Mercedes Benz derailed the cash van and “a group of suspects alighted from several vehicles and instructed the security officials to open the vault.”
“The security officials were then dragged off to a nearby open field and robbed of a 9mm pistol,” the statement read.
The Krugersdorp cash-in-transit robbers made off in a grey delivery van, accompanied by two white sedans, with an undisclosed amount of money.
“Police are appealing to members of the public to assist them with investigations by sharing vital information on the whereabouts of the suspects,” Mathe pleaded.
The suspects are still at large and considered armed and dangerous. Furthermore, Mathe reminded the public that “it is a crime to harbour criminals,”
Investigations into the cash van heist are still ongoing.