At least 10 heavily armed robbers tried to force a cash-in-transit van off the road in a dramatic chase along the N2 between Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.
The armoured G4S cash van had to swerve to avoid crashing into a Polo which slammed on brakes in front of it on the road near Nanaga at about 8pm on Monday.
The Herald https://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2018-05-29-daring-cash-in-transit-robbers-fire-on-van/ reported that a Nissan bakkie‚ carrying about nine armed suspects‚ then pulled alongside the cash van and sprayed it with bullets.
The driver of the cash van managed to outsmart the bakkie driver during the chase.
Police spokesman Captain Andre Beetge said: “When the bakkie got next to the vehicle‚ the driver managed to bump and push the Nissan bakkie off the road until the driver of the bakkie lost control.
“During the incident‚ the (G4S) vehicle‚ lost its right front tyre but [the driver] still managed to get the vehicle to the nearby Kinkelbos police station.”
None of the security personnel were injured and no cash was taken.
The bakkie was later found damaged and abandoned.