In a horrific video doing the rounds on social media, the dashcam footage shows the intense moment of survival of two private security members who escaped straight gunshots from gang members attempting to loot a cash-in-transit van.
The event took place in South Africa, and the members of the private security company survived because of the bulletproofing of the van.
As per details, they were transporting money in a truck in the northern city of Pretoria on April 22 when they were attacked by robbers.
In the three-minute-long video, a security officer is driving with a colleague and both are wearing bulletproof vests. Suddenly, a round of gunshots was fired and the window on the driver’s side partially shattered from the bullet’s impact.
The officers remained calmed and composed, and the one on the driving seat carefully manoeuvred the car out from the traffic. When he got the chance, he ramped up the van into the robber’s car.
Meanwhile, the officer can be heard saying: “They’re going to shoot.” He then instructs his colleague in the passenger seat to pull out his rifle.
The officers attempt to reach out to their colleagues for help, with the driver saying: “Phone Robbie, phone Josh, ask them where they are.”
“The suspects fired several shots at the CIT vehicle in an attempt to stop it during a high-speed chase,” police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo confirmed on Friday.
“The driver of the CIT vehicle managed to evade the robbers for a while but later stopped in wait for the robbers. The robbers fled without taking any money. No arrests have yet been made,” added Naidoo.
Photos of the scene show the seriously damaged white security van, which appears to have been shot from the side and the front. It is unclear whether there were any deaths or injuries.