Hawks take over investigation into foiled Durban CIT heist

Hawks take over investigation into foiled Durban CIT heist

The Hawks have taken over the investigation into the attempted cash-in-transit robbery at the Workshop Shopping Centre in Durban central.

Hawks car parked

A guard who was moving cash from a business to a van was approached by five gunmen yesterday afternoon.

They took a money box from the guard.

Police spokesperson, Jay Naicker says police officers who were nearby investigating another crime responded to the robbery.

"The police officers came to his assistance and managed to prevent the men from fleeing with the moneybox." 

READ: Durban heist: Search for suspects continue

He says the suspects opened fire on the police officers and injured a 25-year-old constable as well as the security guard as they fled empty-handed. 

"Both the police officer and the security guard were transported to a local hospital where they remain in a critical condition. Detectives from the Hawks are investigating the cash-in-transit robbery and a manhunt is underway to trace the perpetrators." 

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