Three CIT robbers arrested within hours, Lady Frere

South African Police Service

Three CIT robbers arrested within hours, Lady Frere
Three CIT robbers arrested within hours, Lady Frere

The South African Police Service’s high density multidisciplinary stabilisation operation continues to yield positive results and reduce the number of cash in transit robberies since its launch in the beginning of June 2018.

This after yesterday, 13 September 2018, three alleged CIT robbers were arrested within a few hours of carrying out a robbery at Zingqitu Administration, Glen Grey area near Lady Frere in the Eastern Cape.

It is alleged that an unknown number of suspects ordered pensioners at gunpoint to lie down and confronted the security officers that were preparing money for the pension payout. The suspects overpowered the security officers and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

The multidisciplinary team comprising of various units including the K9 Unit and Air Wing was activated as part of the 72 hour Activation Plan to hunt down the suspects.

The team cordoned off the area and with the assistance of the Air Wing, three suspects were arrested and undisclosed amount of money, two firearms and a vehicle believed to have been used as a getaway car were recovered.

The National Commissioner of the Police, General Khehla John Sitole has commended the swift reaction and implementation of the 72-hour Activation Plan that resulted in the arrest of the three suspects and the recovery of money, firearms and a vehicle. “Armed robberies are crimes that instill fear in our communities. I am happy that the alleged perpetrators of this incident that sought to rob the vulnerable members of our communities of their livelihood will be facing the full might of the law,” said General Sitole.

South Africa Today – South Africa News

SOURCESouth African Police Service