Cash heist at Bramley Gardens

There was a cash heist at the Bramley Gardens Shopping Centre in northern Johannesburg on Wednesday. A...

Fidelity cash in transit van. Picture: Eyewitness News

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A Fidelity cash van was targeted by a group of at least five armed robbers as guards were distributing money to ATMs in the centre.

Police said the guard was forced back to the van and told to hand over the money box.

One of the robbers pistol-whipped the guard before taking an undisclosed amount of cash and fleeing the scene.

Security officials said suspects were travelling in two cars, one of which was used to trap the Fidelity guard’s vehicle in the packing lot.

Forensic experts were on the scene, inspecting the van for clues.

The injured guard was treated by paramedics on the scene and taken to hospital.