Bomb unit detaches explosives from cash-in-transit worker

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A cash-in-transit employee was abducted, strapped with explosive material and forced to assist with robberies.

On Saturday, the robbers hijacked the cash-in-transit van and kidnapped the employee. The man was forced to remove cash from several ATMs in Cape Town.

The robbers then dropped off the employee on the N2 near Firgrove Road, in Macassar. The bomb was still strapped to the man.

Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said: “The Western Cape bomb disposal unit responded to an incident where a cash-in-transit company employee was allegedly abducted,  strapped with explosive materials and forced to remove cash from several ATMs in Cape Town.

“The 30-year-old man was then dropped off along the N2 highway near Firgrove Road, with the explosive materials still strapped to him.”

Novela said detectives are investigating a kidnapping as well as a robbery case.