Cops launch manhunt after attempted gold heist on Ekurhuleni highway

19 March 2019 - 18:50 By Nomahlubi Jordaan
Police are looking for an armed gang who attempted to rob a truck carrying gold on the R21.
Police are looking for an armed gang who attempted to rob a truck carrying gold on the R21.
Image: Elvis Ntombela

Gauteng police have launched a manhunt for a gang who attempted to rob a goods truck on the R21, near Boksburg in Ekurhuleni.

Police spokesperson Kay Makhubele said the vehicle was transporting gold.

“We have launched a manhunt for seven to 10 men who shot at a vehicle transporting gold. The people who were transporting the gold were injured,” said Makhubele.

He said officers were notified by motorists who saw the incident.

“The police were on patrol when they were notified of the robbery. When they got to the scene, the suspects shot at the police, went into their vehicles and fled the scene."

Two injured men were taken to hospital, added Makhubele.


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