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VIDEO: Community members loot free cash after robbers bomb cash-in-transit van

North West police have launched a manhunt for a gang that bombed and robbed a G4S cash-in-transit van of an undisclosed amount of money near the Rustenburg Civic Centre on Sunday.

National police spokesperson Col Athlenda Mathe said the suspects allegedly used a stolen maroon Mercedes-Benz to ram into the truck, forcing it to a standstill.

“The security guards were then forced out of the van before it was blown up.

“Shots were fired between the suspects and the escort vehicle, but no-one sustained injuries. The suspects are believed to have fled in various vehicles, including a white Audi Q7,” she said.

In a video shared on social media, several bystanders can be seen picking up money.

Mathe urged community members not to participate in looting and interfere with crime scenes.

“When a robbery is committed, the area 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.”

-TL

In other news – The real reason why Kaya FM fired Unathi Nkayi; Sizwe Dhlomo involved

Seasoned radio host and Idols SA judge Unathi Nkayi was fired from her job at Kaya FM on Wednesday, allegedly following a heated argument with fellow host Sizwe Dhlomo a few weeks ago.

Unathi Nkayi and Sizwe Dhlomo

The Gauteng-based radio station announced that it had terminated the Midday Joy host’s contract with immediate effect because “certain incidents had occurred, which resulted in the breakdown of the trust relationship between the two parties”. Learn More