The Vanderbijlpark SAPS is investigating an attempted cash-in-transit heist that took place in Vanderbijlpark on 03rd of January Tuesday morning. Police spokesperson Thulisile Msibi, said in a statement nine suspects ambushed the vehicle and disarmed the security guards on Frikkie Meyer Boulevard near Boipatong.

Fortunately, no one was injured during the attempted robbery. Msibi adds some of suspects were traveling in a grey Mercedes-Benz when they intercepted the cash van before it lost control. The suspects demanded the security guards to open the back of the van, but it could not be opened as the ambush was already reported to the control room. Msibi said police have since launched a manhunt for the gunmen.

Report by:Cornelius D. Mofokeng.