Failed Cash-in-Transit Heist

SUNNINGDALE: Rammed and shot at. For the employees of a cash-in-transit company yesterday morning turned into a nightmare when their vehicle was attacked.

The incident took place around 8.25 am at a petrol station in Sandowne Road, Sunningdale.

Two shots fired
According to police spokesperson Captain Adriana Chandler employees of the cash-in-transit company had dropped off a cash box, when a cream Ford rammed the transit vehicle from behind, and two shots were fired at it.

One suspect was injured
The operational manager of the transit company intervened before the suspects could grab the cash box. One of the suspects was injured during the process.  The suspect jumped into the getaway vehicle and sped off with his accomplices but without a cash box.

One cash-in-transit employee was injured
The suspects’ vehicle was found abandoned in Marine Drive, not far from the crime scene.  A search of the area did not reveal the whereabouts of the suspects. According to Captain Chandler one of the cash-in-transit employees “injured his leg during the incident, and was assisted on the scene by medical personnel.  Two cash-in-transit employees were offered victim support.”

No arrests
It is unknown how many occupants were in the getaway vehicle. No one has been arrested and police will be investigating a case of attempted cash-in-transit robbery and attempted murder.



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