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Security guard shot in head in cash-in-transit heist near Spruitview

Paramedics said the man was found on the side of the road with a gunshot wound to his head.

A security guard on Thursday, 13 February 2020 was left critically injured following a cash-in-transit heist on the N3 Highway near the Leondale Road turnoff in Spruitview. Picture: @ER24EMS/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - A security guard on Thursday morning was critically wounded after he was shot during a cash-in-transit heist on the N3 highway in Spruitview, Ekurhuleni.

Paramedics said the man was found on the side of the road with a gunshot wound to his head.

He was airlifted to a private hospital.

“ER24 paramedics, along with another private service, arrived on the scene at 08h10 to find the cash-in-transit vehicle on the side of the road. The male security guard was found lying a few metres away. Medics assessed the man and found that he had sustained a gunshot wound to his head, leaving him in a critical condition,” said ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring.

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