8 people injured in Boksburg cash-in-transit heist

17 May 2018 - 14:15 By Penwell Dlamini
Cash-in-transit vehicles attacked on Atlas Road.
Cash-in-transit vehicles attacked on Atlas Road.
Image: @emergancy_task via Twitter

Two cash-in-transit vehicles were bombed during a heist that left eight people injured in Boksburg‚ Ekurhuleni‚ on Thursday morning.

The vehicles were attacked on Atlas Road. The scene was littered with debris and the cash vans torn apart by the force of the blasts. Bullet shells were scattered across the road.

Police have closed off the road.

Emergency Support Task Team tweeted pictures of the scene. 

Initial reports‚ which have yet to be verified‚ indicated that the suspects were in at least three vehicles.

ER24 spokesperson Ineke van Huyssteen said eight people sustained moderate injuries.

“ER24 paramedics came across the incident just before 10am where they found two blown-up cash-in-transit vehicles. Upon further assessment‚ they found eight people who had sustained moderate injuries. Two of them are believed to be bystanders‚” she said.

“ER24‚ as well as another medical service on the scene‚ transported the patients to hospital for further medical care.”

This is a developing story.

Warning: Strong Language. Another video surfaced of the two cash-in-transit vehicles bombed during a heist in Boksburg‚ Ekurhuleni‚ on May 17 2018. The video was taken from inside a business.