Cash in transit heist gang arrested, Lydenburg

South African Police Service

Cash in transit heist gang arrested, Lydenburg
Cash in transit heist gang arrested, Lydenburg

A six man gang is expected to appear at the Lydenburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 19 March 2018, after a planned cash in transit heist was thwarted as a result of the joint efforts by SAPS Mpumalanga and Limpopo Tracking Teams, leading to the arrest of the gang.

The suspects aged between 31 and 39 were arrested yesterday, 15 March 2018 around 11:30, at Lydenburg after a joint intelligence driven operation was carried out by the team.

The suspects were found in possession of four firearms including a R4 rifle as well as three pistols. The suspects are facing charges of conspiracy to commit a crime, illegal possession of firearms and ammunition as well as possession of stolen motor vehicle.

Police are also looking at the possibility of the gang being involved in past heists in and around the province.

The Provincial Commissioner of the police in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma commended the members for their astuteness in preventing the planned heist, which sometimes involves injury to people including death.

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