A security officer has been shot and wounded during a cash-in-transit heist in Pretoria.

A group of armed men attacked the van delivering cash at a filling station in Hatfield, east of Pretoria and the a gun battle ensued.

Criminals escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

Meanwhile, three security officers have sustained minor injuries in a cash-in-transit heist in Kraaifontein in the Western Cape.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring says when paramedics, along with the Metro Fire services arrived at the intersection of Darwin and Hill Roads on Friday night the wrecked cash-in-transit vehicle was on the side of the road.

The security officers were visibly shaken. Meiring says they were treated and taken to hospital.


Watch SABC reporter Sipho Stuurman at the crime scene: