Zeerust CIT robbery: Security officer and accomplice arrested

South African Police Service

Zeerust CIT robbery: Security officer and accomplice arrested
Zeerust CIT robbery: Security officer and accomplice arrested

A 48-year-old security officer and his accomplice aged 35 were arrested on Tuesday afternoon 19 October 2021, following a cash-in-transit robbery that happened in Zeerust Monday.

It is reported that on Monday at about 08:40 am security guards from Security Company were collecting money from Three Star Cash and Carry in Zeerust when suddenly they were accosted by about five armed suspects who got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspects got away with a white BMW with no registration plates.

Follow up investigations led to the arrest of one guard following questioning by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigators.

The second suspect was arrested on the morning of 20 October 2021, in Zeerust.

The team managed to recover the getaway BMW, cash canisters and coins from the suspect house.

The pair is expected to appear in the Zeerust Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

Investigation continues, and more arrests are expected.

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