Police officer survives hail of bullets during a cash-in-transit robbery in KZN

Police officer survives hail of bullets during a cash-in-transit robbery in KZN
Cash-in-transit robbery in KZN. Image source: SAPS

A police Captain has tactically survived a hail of bullets after he found himself under heavy gunfire from cash-in-transit robbers on the N2 Highway northbound, just before the KwaMashu Highway off-ramp this morning, Thursday, 6 June 2024.

An unknown number of suspects, who were travelling in multiple vehicles and targeting a cash delivery truck, without any notice opened fire at the police officer’s unmarked bakkie which was driving behind the money vehicle.

The police officer, who was on his way to an early operation in Inanda, and wearing his protective gear, tactically returned fire and found his way out of the vehicle and took cover.

The officer also managed to stop other motorists who could have become unsuspecting victims of the brazen criminals who went on to blow the truck open and made way with an undisclosed amount of money.

Cash in transit security guards were left unharmed although they were robbed of their three firearms, one of which was a rifle. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects is urged to contact the nearest police station or call the Crime Stop number 08600 10111.

SAPS Newsroom