Police explained how the cash van security guard and his colleagues had found themselves under attack.
“Unknown suspects shot and killed the security guard who was waiting in a cash transporting vehicle,” said Brig Novela Potelwa. “He had driven away after being shot and crashed into a nearby home,” said Potelwa.
The robbers also shot another guard at the entrance to a store.
The armed gang had attacked just as the guards arrived to fetch cash from the store.
“A substantial amount of cash was taken as the suspects fled in a black Corsa and a white VW Golf GTI,” said Potelwa.
The Corsa had been reported stolen in Khayelitsha in June.
Potelwa said a case of murder, attempted murder and business robbery was being investigated.