Video: Armed robbers attempt heist, rain bullets on cash van in South Africa
Armed robbers rained bullets rip into the side of a cash van as the driver is forced to employ evasive action to avoid the daredevils.
According to The Mirror UK, the attempted heist saw raiders repeatedly ram and open fire on the Toyota truck as the shocked driver and an armed guard flee through traffic.
Dash cam footage records the moment loud cracks begin, with the outer pane of the driver’s window shattering inches from his face moments later.
The engine can be heard roaring as he screeches away, steering hard several times in an effort to lose the tail.
The guard grabs an automatic rifle and grips it as he awaits further onslaught.
At one point the driver performs a u-turn and then can heard shouting “They’re going to shoot. They’re going to f****** shoot,” before several more shots ring out.
“Phone Robbie, phone Josh. Ask them where they are,” he then tells his colleague.
After two-and-a-half minutes the driver parked the truck, grabbed the rifle and got out by which point the raiders had fled.
His actions have seen him win praise online following the incident on April 22 in South Africa.
Steven Van Wyk said: “This man has skills how to handle terrible situation no need to panic just relax and don’t stop keep driving until at a safe place then pull out your machine start the war.”
Ramps Regi Tsepana added: “Beautiful defence driving I stand and salute the driver. And they were both brave nice one and I bet you they gave up.”
Yusuf Abramjee, an anti-crime activist, tweeted images of the aftermath, with the double cab Toyota Landcruiser having only suffered two shattered windows.
Cash-in-transit raids have been sweeping the nation and according to news website the Daily Maverick 293 were recorded last year. While there have been numerous attacks in recent months an updated figure was not available.
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