Armored Truck Driver’s Crazy Escape From A Highway Heist Is Straight Out Of An Action Movie

Posted by Abdul Rafay in News On 23rd May 2021
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In the attempted theft, Prinsloo's experience is put to the test. Several shots are fired at him and his passenger, who is a passenger in the case, even though the ordeal only lasts a few minutes. He has no choice but to obey Prinsloo's orders since he is unable to retaliate and is unable to move. He doesn't seem to be as calm under pressure as his coworker, but then again, few people do.

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South Africa's crime problem is serious, as shown by a shocking video of an alleged robbery of a cash-in-transit (CIT) vehicle on April 22. The short video, which has gone viral on social media, shows two security guards' armored Toyota Land Cruiser taking several hits from armed robbers to stop it.

While the suspects are still on the loose, neither the driver nor the security guard was injured in the alleged robbery, according to SA Trucker.

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Around 10:25 a.m., the ordeal occurred in Pretoria, South Africa. The video begins with the driver, known as Leo Prinsloo, driving down Highway N4 with an unidentified fellow driver/security guard. Prinsloo seems to sense something is wrong after a few odd tests of his mirrors, and gunfire erupts shortly after. As Prinsloo weaves the car through traffic, multiple bullets are fired into the bulletproof glass windows of the truck, ramming two vehicles—at least one of which was carrying the would-be robbers—in the process.

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Prinsloo is a former member of the Special Task Force of the South African Police Service, a special operations unit within the SAPS. The Special Task Force is a hostage rescue and counter-terrorism unit that has been trained to deal with high-risk threats on land, air, and sea. Prinsloo's new employer, Fortis Pro-Active Defence Solutions, confirmed this detail of his career on Facebook. Prinsloo is the lead teacher for the company's "Lone Operator courses," according to the company.

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In the attempted robbery, Prinsloo's experience is put to the test. Several shots are fired at him and his passenger, who is a passenger in the case, even though the ordeal only lasts a few minutes. He can't shoot back and is unable to move, so he has no choice but to obey Prinsloo's orders. He doesn't seem to be quite as composed under duress as his colleague, but few people would be. Of course, there are YouTube commenters.

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The robbers are finally apprehended, and the truck carrying the cash, a heavily armed Toyota Land Cruiser from the 1970s, appears to become stuck. Prinsloo leaves the Toyota shortly after it has been rendered immobile, armed with an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle. After that, the video stops.

Yusuf Abramjee recorded the aftermath of the incident on Twitter. Prinsloo and his companion were unharmed, but the Land Cruiser was not so lucky. The front bumper of the stick shift Toyota was damaged, many of the windows were shattered by bullets, and bullet holes seem to have penetrated the doors and A-pillar on the driver's side. Of course, this is a small price to pay for Prinsloo and his companion to survive.

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The robbers were driving an Audi A5 Sportback, which seems to have sustained much more damage than the 70 Series. The car can be seen abandoned following the alleged robbery in photographs posted to Twitter, its rear quarter panel and trunk appearing to have sustained significant damage as a result of Prinsloo's defensive driving.

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In a statement provided to SA Trucker, a spokesperson for the South African Police said, "On Thursday, 22 April, a group of men tried to rob a CIT vehicle on the N4 in Pretoria. The suspects fired several shots at the CIT vehicle in an attempt to stop it during a high-speed chase."

“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.”

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