Brits security officer serious after CIT heist bombing

A Brits resident is in a serious condition in hospital after a security vehicle he was in was blown up during a cash-in-transit robbery near Brits on Thursday.

According to a friend, Andries Truter is in a medically induced coma in the Millpark Hospital in Johannesburg. He has suffered brain bleeding and rib fractures.

According to police spokesperson, Colonel Brenda Muridili, an unknown number of cash-in-transit robbers in four vehicles intercepted a cash-in-transit vehicle at Kgabalatsane. “It is reported that a BMW rammed a cash-in-transit bakkie and it came to a halt,” she said.

An unknown number of robbers used explosives to blow up the security vehicle to gain access to the money. Two security officials were still in the vehicle. Both were injured, Muridili said. The suspects’ BMW also went up in flames.

“The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money, leaving their damaged vehicle on fire. It is reported that the getaway vehicles were a Grey Audi, BMW and possibly a Mazda.”

Andries Truter

“No arrests have been made yet, and we are appealing to anyone with information to call Crime Stop number 086 00 10111 or send tip-offs on MySAPS.”