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Cash Van Drivers Praised as They Fled an Attack by Armed Robbers.

Cash Van Drivers Praised as They Fled an Attack by Armed Robbers.

Two cash-in-transit drivers have been praised on social media after dashcam footage went viral showing the moment they were attacked by armed robbers.

Security guards who were driving a G4S cash van came under fire on April 22 while on duty near Tshepo Themba Private Hospital in Dobsonville, Soweto.

The robbers allegedly shot at the vehicle's tires to try to force it to stop, however, one of the security guards managed to drive the car to a nearby police station.

Twitter: Abramjee

 

Witnesses claimed that the robbers were traveling in a minibus taxi and that they continued shooting at the cash van, despite the presence of a police van nearby.

The video shows the interior of a vehicle with two men. Suddenly there are loud popping noises and the side windows are getting hit with bullets.

The driver keeps busy trying to evade the car with the robbers, who keep ramming the vehicle.
The driver swerves and then corrects his course before asking his colleague to grab the large rifle they have in the cab.

"He's coming after us," the driver tells his colleague as the chase continues.

However, despite being in life-threatening danger, both men remain calm.

Twitter: Abramjee

 

Moments before the van is struck by more bullets, the driver can be heard saying: "They're going to shoot. They're going to f***ing shoot" - as he takes a sharp right

However, despite being in life-threatening danger, both men remain calm.

Moments before the van is struck by more bullets, the driver can be heard saying: "They're going to shoot. They're going to f***ing shoot" - as he takes a sharp right.

As he continues to flee the robbers, he hands a phone to his colleague, the driver says: "Phone Robbie, phone Josh. Ask them where they are,"the driver says. 

A little later the driver stops the vehicle, grabs the rifle from his colleague, and gets out of the cab. 

The G4S van parked outside the Dobsonville police station.

 

According to one witness, the robbers chased after the vehicle while firing at it, and later sped off near the police station.

"I saw a police van behind the cash van driving at a high speed and there was a minibus taxi firing at the cash van.

 



 

 

An eyewitness said:

Police didn't do anything and instead, they fled in a different direction leaving the cash van under siege, which managed to stop outside the police station.

 

Yusuf Abramjee, who posted the video and stills on Twitter, said the driver and his colleague survived.

After the footage amassed hundreds of thousands of views on Twitter, social media users were quick to praise both men for remaining so calm and surviving the situation.


Article Source: vt.co

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