A devastating cash-in-transit heist unfolded in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, resulting in the loss of a woman’s life and leaving three individuals wounded. The incident, which took place on the M35 in Umlazi, shocked the local community and sparked a police investigation.
In this blog post, we will provide an overview of the tragic events and the ongoing efforts to apprehend the perpetrators.
Details of the Heist:
According to Emer-G-Med’s Kyle van Reenen, the heist occurred when unknown assailants detonated an explosive, targeting a cash van on the highway. The force of the blast left the armored vehicle destroyed and caused chaos at the scene.
Upon arrival, emergency response teams discovered one security guard with a gunshot wound and another guard who had been assaulted. Both individuals received immediate medical attention before being transported to nearby medical facilities.
Tragic Loss and Injuries:
Tragically, a woman in her 30s who was traveling in a vehicle near the scene was struck by a stray bullet, resulting in her untimely death. Additionally, a male passenger in the same vehicle sustained a gunshot injury to his leg.
Reports indicate that another individual, a passenger in a passing taxi, was shot multiple times through the taxi door.
The injured victims were swiftly transported to hospitals for urgent treatment, and their conditions are being closely monitored.
South African law enforcement has opened a comprehensive probe into the cash-in-transit theft. Authorities are working hard to track down the criminals responsible for this and bring them to justice.
The incident has brought to light the critical need for stepped-up security to prevent further tragedies like this one and save innocent lives.