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26 Jan 2008 11:49
Three people were injured after cash-in-transit security guards were robbed in a Manenberg mall, Western Cape police said on Saturday.
Spokesperson Inspector Bernadine Steyn said on Friday morning that Coin security guards did a cash pick-up at a shop in the Nyanga Junction Mall in Manenberg.
The guards were then approached by four armed men.
A 24-year-old guard was shot in the chest and leg and taken to hospital in a critical condition.
Two bystanders, a man and a woman, were wounded. They were in serious but stable condition in hospital, said Steyn.
“The suspects fled the scene with one cash container, containing an undisclosed amount of money.”
A red Opel Kadette used as a getaway car was later found abandoned with the empty cash container in Manenberg.
Police confirmed the car had been stolen from Diep River earlier this month.
The armed men were still at large after fleeing again in a VW Combi.
A case of attempted murder and armed robbery was opened.
Anyone with information is asked to telephone Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
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