By: Natasha Archary
A manhunt is underway to find the group who bombed and robbed a G4S cash-in-transit (CIT) van in the North West on Sunday.
The incident took place near the Rustenburg Civic Centre, North West. Apart from the group who was responsible for the heist, several locals also made off with some of the money.
In the video below posted by Yusuf Abramjee, there’s not much left of the CIT vehicle. A stolen maroon Mercedes Benz was used to ram into the front of the CIT van forcing it to come to a halt.
The guards were then forced out of the vehicle before it was bombed.
According to police the group made off with an undisclosed amount of money.
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) November 21, 2021
Police are now viewing video footage that was circulated on social media to identify the community members who took money from the scene.
“When a robbery is committed, the area now becomes a crime scene and those looting at such crime scenes often contaminate the scene, which will constitute a crime of theft as well as defeating the ends of justice,” said the police.
The public was also warned that in instances where explosives are used that it’s possible not all explosives were detonated. People are urged to not approach the vehicle in the event there are still active explosives which could go off.