UPDATE: Cash-in-transit van could have been followed from Phumulani Mall

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The August 28 cash-in-transit suspects are believed to have followed the G4S van from Phumulani Mall in Winnie Mandela, Tembisa.

Hi-Risk Unit spokesperson Gareth Pahl said not long ago another cash-in-transit vehicle was robbed at the shopping mall’s premises and this time at least 15 men followed the vehicle to the R21 where they brought it to a standstill.

“We do not know how much money exactly was in the vehicle but I know the vehicle was carrying a lot of money. The suspects used explosives to break into the van. Fortunately there were no injuries as the two men who were transporting the cash cooperated,” said Pahl.

Pahl said the vehicles used to follow the cash-in-transit vehicle included three BMWs, silver Ford Ranger, Porsche and white VW Amarok.

Different policing units were deployed to the scene to help with investigations.

The mall that was struck by a tornado last year July.

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Azwi Oscar Nengovhela: Police must escort those security guys rather than members of parliament.

Garth Berry Para: Got to ask where they getting the stuff (C4 explosives).

Shelle Matthews: 15 heavily armed men in nine vehicles… more a military op than a robbery.

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