Suspect found dead after cash-in-transit heist in Mohlakeng

Investigators are now calling on the public around the Soweto area to be on the lookout for a white single cab Ford Ranger and a silver BMW used during the robbery.

There was a cash-in-transit heist on the R28 Main Reef Road in Mohlakeng, west of Johannesburg, on 6 January 2020. Picture: SAPS.

JOHANNESBURG - A suspect has been killed in an explosion during a cash-in-transit heist in Mohlakeng, west of Johannesburg.

Police transporting awaiting trial prisoners came across a G4S cash van and a body next to it on Wednesday morning.

Investigators are now calling on the public around the Soweto area to be on the lookout for a white single cab Ford Ranger and a silver BMW used during the robbery.

“The members were ferrying awaiting trial prisoners when they were shot at by a group of men sitting behind a white Ford ranger. Both members and the awaiting trial prisoners were not injured during the ordeal,” police said in a statement.

Police said preliminary investigations suggested that suspect’s head was blown off during one of the explosions in the incident.

“A burnout 3 series BMW was also found at the scene and it has been established that it was stolen in Kagiso in December,” the statement added.

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