A cash in transit heist occurred on Atlas and North Rand road at approximately 9.30am today (Thursday).
According to the Benoni CPF Facebook page the road is closed and motorists are urged to be vigilant.
Emergency medical services are on the scene.
ER24’s Ineke van Huyssteen says an unknown number of suspects blew up two cash-in-transit vehicles.
“Upon further assessment, they found eight people who had sustained moderate injuries.”
She says two of injured are believed to have been bystanders.
[VIDEO] The scene of a cash-in-transit heist on Atlas road in Boksburg
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Two vehicles were bombed and the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
Two security guards were wounded and taken to hospital.
Police confirmed five people have been arrested at George Goch Hostel in Jeppe following a car chase. A rifle and a vehicle were recovered.
According to News24, one of the seven men arrested after the cash-in-transit heist in Boksburg, in the East Rand is a police officer.
“It’s confirmed he is a cop,” a reliable police source told News24 on Thursday evening.