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FidelitySowetanLive reports that two security guards were killed on Tuesday morning during an attempted cash-in-transit (CIT) robbery in Modderfontein‚ Johannesburg.  

Fidelity CEO Wahl Bartmann said the money truck and a back-up vehicle were ambushed by a group of about 15 men armed with pistols and assault rifles at 5:55am.  The robbers attacked the back-up vehicle and killed the two guards inside‚ aged 34 and 29.  One guard died on scene while the second died later in hospital.  The back-up vehicle usually follows the money truck as extra security and helps secure perimeters where money is collected or delivered.  “They bombed the truck‚ but could not gain access‚ so they did not get any money,” Bartmann indicated.  He called the deaths “terrible”.  The suspects fled after the failed robbery.  Fidelity is offering a R100,000 reward for any information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects.


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