Bystanders pick up bundles of cash after raid on an armoured truck

Drivers scramble to grab wads of cash after armed robbers blow up armoured security truck on Cape Town motorway

  • Armed raiders attacked a GS4 security truck on a Cape Town motorway
  • The mob shot two security guards and used explosives to blow up the truck
  • The gang escaped with a large amount of cash before fleeing the scene
  • Motorists then took the opportunity to fill their pockets with the illicit loot
  • This is the moment motorists scooped up bundles of cash after armed robbers blew up an armoured truck at 6.30pm yesterday.

    One grinning man can be seen stuffing a large wad of cash down the front of his trousers and another with both his arms full of money as drivers fight to gather up the loot.

    The looters struck after at least a dozen robbers with high-powered weapons ambushed the GS4 truck on a motorway slip road in Cape Town, 南アフリカ.








    Members of the public scooped up cash from a G4S security van which was ambushed by a gang of heavily-armed raiders in Cape Town, 南アフリカ

    Members of the public scooped up cash from a G4S security van which was ambushed by a gang of heavily-armed raiders in Cape Town, 南アフリカ

    Video from the scene showed people carrying large numbers of loose notes back to their cars

    The gang used explosives to blow open the doors to access the cash inside the truck

    The gang used explosives to blow open the doors to access the cash inside the truck








    Both the driver and the guard suffered gun-shot wounds before the robbers used high explosives to blow open the side and doors of the truck to get at the money.

    The raid happened on the outskirts of Cape Town at 6.30pm on Tuesday.

    After several minutes grabbing as much money as they could the raiders fled and motorists caught up in the traffic jam behind decided that it was their lucky day and took their place.

    They abandoned their cars and ran to the abandoned truck and helped themselves to the left overs filling their pockets and underpants and even rucksacks with cash.

    Armed police turned up quickly and opened fire on one of the robber’s getaway cars and shot two men and made four arrests while the rest of the gang escaped at high speed.

    As soon as they heard the approaching sirens, the members of the public filling their pockets fled the scene.

    One suspect had a gunshot wound to his buttocks and another to his right thigh and they along with the two shot security guards were rushed to two different hospitals.

    Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Robert Netshiunda said four people were arrested while a number of others fled with an undisclosed amount of money in cash.

    彼は言った: ‘It was reported that a Jeep which was driving along the N7 stopped abruptly in the middle of the road causing a light delivery vehicle to collide with the cash van.








    Nearby motorists raced around the armoured car to collect the cash which had been dropped by the raiders

    Nearby motorists raced around the armoured car to collect the cash which had been dropped by the raiders

    The truck was badly damaged during the attack which left the driver and a guard suffering gunshot wounds

    The truck was badly damaged during the attack which left the driver and a guard suffering gunshot wounds

    ‘The suspects are alleged to have used explosives to blow the safe open to get at the money before a shootout occurred with the police’s National Intervention Unit.

    ‘Both the security guard and the driver of the G4S cash van also sustained gunshot wounds during the ordeal and were taken to hospital for emergency treatment’.

    The four arrested men will appear in court charged with armed robbery, attempted murder and the illegal possession of firearms, ammunition and explosive devices.

    A manhunt is underway for the rest of the armed gang who are believed to have had automatic rifles, machine guns and revolvers as well as high explosives to blow the safe.

    The South African Police Service warned all looters to return the money to a police station or risk being arrested for theft themselves if they are identified for stealing at the scene.

    South African police warned bystanders who took the cash that they should return it as they could face prosecution if they are identified

    South African police warned bystanders who took the cash that they should return it as they could face prosecution if they are identified