A cash-in-transit company has offered almost 60,000 GBP as a reward after a security officer was killed in a deadly heist.

 

Five robbers held up the van, before one shot and killed the guard.

 

The mob then dragged bags filled with cash out of the security van before legging it away in the shocking incident in the city of Cape Town in Western Cape province in South Africa.

 

Footage of the horrifying incident has now appeared on social media and shows how the drama unfolded in an area known as Rawoot's Square in Rylands.

 

Two guards were delivering cash to cash machines when they were ambushed by the cap-wearing gang, who are now being hunted by police.

 

In the footage, which is less than 20 seconds long, one gunman shoots into the van before another drags a guard out and kicks him.

 

Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed one guard died at the scene from gunshot wounds while the other was rushed to a nearby hospital. Neither of the victims have yet been named by police.

 

Rwexana said: "A cash-in-transit robbery case has been opened for investigation.

 

"According to reports, security personnel were delivering money to various ATMs when about five unidentified suspects approached them.

 

"Two men, both aged 44 years were shot, one was fatally injured and the other injured and transported to hospital for treatment.

 

"The suspects fled the scene in a Silver Audi with an undisclosed amount of money."

 

Now the security company have offered a reward of 1 million ZAR (58,089 GBP) in the hope someone with information will step forward.

 

The CEO of the company, Mark Barrett, said the reward would be given to anyone who could provide information which leads to the successful arrests and convictions of the robbers.