Malmesbury CIT robber appears in court

South African Police Service

Malmesbury CIT robber appears in court
Malmesbury CIT robber appears in court

A 30 year old Sinethemba Silwanyana appeared at the Malmesbury Magistrate’s Court on Friday 19 July 2019, for his alleged role in a cash in transit robbery that occurred last year.

The relentless investigative efforts by the Hawks’ National Bureau for Illegal Firearms Control and Priority Violent Crime Unit (NBIFCPVC), to mitigate cash-in-transit robberies were rewarded when the suspect was arrested on 17 July 2019.

This follows months of investigation into an incident that happened on 3 September 2018, in Malmesbury.

Two guards were reportedly confronted by four armed suspects whilst exiting a bank. The guards were threatened with firearms, disarmed before the suspects fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Traffic and Law Enforcement officers in the vicinity gave chase after they were alerted to the incident. Cash containers with an undisclosed amount of money and a vehicle that was reported as stolen were subsequently found abandoned nearby, following a brief shootout with no reported injuries to authorities.

The case against Silwanyana was postponed to the 22 July 2019 for legal representation.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service