In a shocking turn of events, Pretoria was thrown into a state of panic as a daring cash-in-transit (CIT) robbery unfolded in the city. The audacious heist targeted an armored vehicle transporting a substantial amount of money intended for banks and businesses.
As the criminals executed their well-planned operation, chaos ensued on the streets, leaving civilians and law enforcement officers in a state of shock.
The criminals carried out the CIT robbery with precision, overpowering the security personnel protecting the vehicle.
In the midst of the heist, gunshots rang out, causing panic among bystanders and even members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) who were present at the scene.
Witnesses described scenes of terror and confusion as people sought refuge from the unexpected gunfire.
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In an unconventional move, the perpetrators took an unusual escape strategy. Instead of discreetly fleeing with the cash, they brazenly threw bags of money into the air and onto the streets, creating a surreal spectacle.
This tactic momentarily diverted the attention of SAPS officers, who were torn between apprehending the culprits and securing the scattered money, giving the criminals an opportunity to vanish into the night.
The aftermath of the heist left the streets littered with cash, leading to further confusion as citizens grappled with the moral dilemma of whether to keep the money or return it to its rightful owners. However, SAPS swiftly urged citizens not to be tempted by the ill-gotten wealth, emphasizing that holding onto stolen money is a crime itself.