Money falls from the sky as rob­bers blow up se­cu­rity van

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Money fell from the sky when a gang of armed rob­bers blew up an ar­moured se­cu­rity van on Tues­day to get at the £1.5mil­lion (about N725 mil­lion) in cash locked in­side. Ten crim­i­nals in three cars forced the Cash So­lu­tions ve­hi­cle off the road on the R71 near Grav­elette, Lim­popo, South Africa by dra­mat­i­cally shoot­ing out the tyres. They then at­tached ex­plo­sives to the van then dragged the guards off to a safe dis­tance and det­o­nated the charges blow­ing the side and roof com­pletely off the ve­hi­cle (Top). A huge shower of notes bil­lowed up into the air when sev­eral of the cash boxes in­side were blown open rain­ing South Africa rands down over a wide area on the road­side (Above). It is not known if pass­ing mo­torists helped them­selves af­ter the gang drove off and be­fore the po­lice could ar­rive and seal off the area. The gang es­caped with cash and firearms be­long­ing to the se­cu­rity guards. Lim­popo Po­lice spokesman Moat­she Ngoepe said the road would be closed for at least four hours while of­fi­cers searched for clues to the gang that car­ried it out. In­cred­i­bly no­body was in­jured in the in­ci­dent. Yusuf Abram­jee/Twit­ter

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