Ten cash in transit robbers appear in court

South African Police Service

Ten cash in transit robbers appear in court
Ten cash in transit robbers appear in court

Four suspects walked into the Delmas High Court in Mpumalanga yesterday where they were joined by one of South Africa’s most wanted robbers, Wellington Cenanda (39) and other accomplices to face cash in transit charges.

The quartet, who were out on bail, thought it was business as usual when the court was adjourned, little did they know that the Hawks were a step ahead of them. The moment they left the courtroom the Hawks pounced on them.

One was linked to an alleged August 2016 foiled cash in transit in Gravelotte, Limpopo whilst the other three suspects were positively linked to a cash in transit which happened in Carolina, Mpumalanga in March the same year.

Six other suspects who allegedly ambushed an armoured vehicle in Hans Coverdale West, east of Eersterust and bombed an armoured vehicle ripping it apart and made off with a number of money bags in December last year, will be appearing today at the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court for the first time as a group.

The six suspects were arrested following lengthy investigations by the Hawks, Crime intelligence and Tactical Response Team (TRT). One of the suspects was arrested immediately after the incident and further investigations led the teams to other five suspects in Soshanguve and Limpopo.

Several rifles and explosives were confiscated whilst investigations are still continuing to search for the other remaining suspects.

The National Head of the Hawks Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya has welcomed the arrests adding that the investigative methods the Hawks have implemented are yielding good results.

“The instruction is that all suspects arrested for cash in transits, we shall oppose bail. We will continue to stamp the authority of the state in our efforts, without any fear or favour,” said Lieutenant General Lebeya.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service