OOnke Jilingisi (29), a security guard attached to the local store at Fisher Avenue in Epping appeared in the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court on 31 August 2020, on a cash in transit heist charge.
Jilingisi was arrested by Hawks’ National Priority Violent Crimes team following a cash-in-transit robbery on Friday 28 August 2020.
It is alleged that the driver of the cash delivery vehicle and a crewman had collected money from a local store in Fisher Avenue, Epping Industrial when, on their way back to the armoured vehicle were accosted by two unknown suspects who allegedly approached and pointed them with a firearm.
They fled the scene in a double cab bakkie after they allegedly disarmed the crewman of his firearm and fled with an undisclosed amount of money. The hijacked bakkie was found abandoned at an open field near the Langa railway station.
The Hawks preliminary investigation allegedly linked the store security guard to the heist and he was arrested on the scene. The case against Jilingisi was postponed to the 2 September 2020 for bail application.
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