CCTV footage has been released which shows a cash in transit driver desperately trying to escape heavily armed criminals.
In the footage you can see the armed gang attempting to rob the security van before the driver of the CIT vehicle pulling off a daring escape, sending the robbers flying in all directions.
A close call.
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In a separate incident
The alertness of Newcastle police resulted in the swift arrest of six suspects for business robbery on the morning of 5 October 2017.
It is alleged that unknown people pretended to be patrons at a service provider store who wanted to buy cellphones.
They produced firearms and robbed the employees of a number of cellphones in the Newcastle CBD at gunpoint. One of the customers was robbed by the suspects of her jewelry.
Police officers with the assistance from the security company managed to arrest one suspect with the firearm at the scene. Other suspects fled in their getaway vehicle and police gave chase.
Five suspects including two female suspects were swiftly cornered and arrested in Memel Road, Newcastle.
Another firearm was also confiscated from the suspects and their vehicle was also confiscated. During an investigation, it was discovered that the vehicle was taken during a hijacking in the Limpopo province.