The Eersterivier City Centre, in Cape Town, was cordoned off by police, on Tuesday afternoon, following a brazen daylight cash-in-transit heist.
What we know about the Eersterivier cash-in-transit
South African police were called to the shopping plaza, after an unknown number of gunmen allegedly accosted a team of cash security guards from SBV Services.
According to reports, multiple gunshots were fired but, at this time, it’s not been confirmed if any victims were shot, or indeed, if the perps were struck.
Moreover, the condition of the security guards tasked with transferring the cash is currently unknown.
Video footage of the aftermath, showing the abandoned SBV truck pretty much in tact and cash notes strewn on the floor, surfaced on social media.
Reports of armed robbery Eersteriver Post office, Cape Town. Multiple people shot. Developing story. . . pic.twitter.com/3iCgcAI59U— BEAST OF NEWS (@EversonLuhanga) May 3, 2022
Attempted heist. At Eersteriver. Cape Town pic.twitter.com/d7TmslvGfr— Arturo (@Ke_Arturo) May 3, 2022
In the clips, police were seen collecting the cash from the floor, while on the lookout for any possible looting from onlookers.
Requests for details from Eersterivier authorities had not been answered at the time this article was published.
This is a developing story. We will have more updates as soon as information trickles in.