Gauteng Police launch a manhunt for a group of cash-in-transit robbers following a heist in Hammanskraal

Police in Gauteng have launched a manhunt to arrest a group of suspects who are linked to a cash-in-transit (CIT) heist that occurred near the Mandela Sports Complex in Hammanskraal around 07:45 this morning.

According to a preliminary report the driver of a cash van and his two crew members were driving along Hamman road in Hammanskraal from the N1 freeway when they were intercepted by a group of armed suspects who rammed into the cash van with a silver Mercedes Benz C180.

It is alleged the suspects fired gun shots at the guards and then blew up the cash van before they fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspects reportedly fled the scene in a white Ford Ranger.

Just two weeks ago, police foiled a planned CIT heist in Dobsonville and recovered three vehicles used during the commission of the crime as well as an R5 and three AK47 assault rifles; two suspects were fatally wounded during this incident. Community members are warned not to find themselves on the wrong side of the law by helping themselves to money lying around or tampering with active crime scenes.

Anyone that has information that may assist with the investigation is urged to contact SAPS Hammanskraal on 012 432 8767, SAPS Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or alternatively leave an anonymous tip-off on the MySAPS App.

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