Police in Gauteng have launched a manhunt to arrest a group of suspects who are linked to a cash-in-transit (CIT) heist that occurred on the Golden Highway, south of Johannesburg this morning.

According to a preliminary report a group of armed suspects intercepted a cash van which was travelling on the Golden Highway early this morning. The suspects then blew up the cash van and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money, a rifle and two pistols which they took from the cash van guards.

It is alleged that the suspects fled the scene with a blue Audi and a white Toyota Hilux.

The guards sustained injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Further investigations are still underway.

Anyone that has information that may assist with the investigation is urged to contact their nearest police station, SAPS Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or alternatively leave an anonymous tip-off on the MySAPS App.