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gunNews24 reports that a security guard was killed in an explosion during a cash-in-transit (CIT) heist in Gugulethu, Cape Town, on Monday afternoon, while three others were left injured.

Two people have since been arrested for robbing one of the injured security guards of a firearm. Police spokesperson Colonel Brenda Muridili said explosives were used to gain access to the safe in the vehicle. "In the explosion, one of the guards was fatally injured while three others sustained injuries. The suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and are yet to be apprehended." Muridili advised. Two men – aged 19 and 36 – have been arrested for possession of a firearm, which was identified as one of those robbed from security guards during the CIT robbery. A video has reportedly been circulating in which some Gugulethu residents can be seen running around the vehicle shouting that they wanted the money. A security guard is seen lying on the ground near the burning vehicle. The footage also shows someone stealing the firearm of one of the injured SBV guards. In a statement, security company SBV Services announced a reward of R1 million for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the robbers.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Nicole McCain at News24

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