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Guards wounded in cash heist

The cash-in-transit heist took place on the corner of Klipfontein Road and 7th Avenue.

Two people are in a serious condition in hospital following a cash-in-transit heist in Athlone. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Two people are in a serious condition in hospital after a cash-in-transit heist in Athlone, Cape Town police confirmed on Tuesday.

A group of men opened fire on two guards who were returning to the cash van after collecting money at a bank.

The crime took place on the corner of Klipfontein Road and 7th Avenue.

The two wounded guards received medical treatment on the scene and were later taken to hospital.

The suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in a white BMW.

Police spokesperson Frederick van Wyk says, "A suspect clothed in uniform of the Department of Correctional Services, who was on the stoep of the bank, started shooting at the guards. Another suspect, who was standing at the corner of the 7th Avenue, also came running while randomly shooting."

The suspects are still at large.