Four alleged cash in transit robbers arrested

South African Police Service

Four alleged cash in transit robbers arrested
Four alleged cash in transit robbers arrested

The Minister of Police, Minister Bheki Cele and the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service General Khehla John Sitole, has applauded multi disciplinary teams in the Free State and Eastern Cape Provinces for arresting alleged CIT robbers.

Through the implementation of a 72 hour Activation Plan, a multidisciplinary team tracked down and arrested four suspects, two of which were arrested before a Cash in Transit (CIT) robbery could take place in Senegal in the Free State province and for a CIT robbery that occurred in Engcobo.

Today Wednesday, 25 July 2018 two Mamelodi men aged 28 and 30 years are appearing at the Senegal Magistrate’s Court after their arrest on Monday 23 July 2018.

The arrest was carried out by a team that comprised of Crime Intelligence, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (Hawks), the Tactical Response Team (TRT) as well as the local police members during a crime intelligence driven operation on the N5 road, just outside Senegal where the duo was allegedly waiting to ambush a CIT armoured vehicle.

Police seized a VW Polo Vivo, two unlicensed pistols and ammunition.

In another incident a 72 hour Activation Plan was implemented in Engcobo in the Eastern Cape, after a CIT armoured vehicle was shot at by a group of men on the R58 road just before Engcobo on Monday, 23 July 2018 at about 17h30.

The CIT vehicle overturned and suspects used explosives to gain access to money boxes in the vehicle while the security officials were still inside. Suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money in a double cab LDV and a sedan which they hijacked at the scene.

The driver and the crew of the armoured vehicle were rescued with minor injuries.

“We will continue to toil in ensuring our constitutional and moral obligation toward the safety of the people of South Africa,” added General Sitole.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service