Five arrested for R30 million heist

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Hawks in Gauteng have apprehended five suspects linked to the R30 million cash-in-transit heist.

This comes after the Hawks conducted an investigation, which led to the arrest of five suspects over the weekend in Bloemfontein, Norkerm Park, Rustenburg and Nongoma respectively for allegedly stealing approximately R30 million from Brinks Finance Solution.

It is alleged that an armoured cash vehicle, escorted by a sedan, left the depot in Spartan en route to deliver cash in Selby near Johannesburg.

The vehicles suddenly stopped near Kensington. The armoured vehicle was then opened from the rear. Three unknown males took the bags full of cash and then drove away.

Four other suspects, including the armoured vehicle driver, are still at large. 

“The spate of cash-in-transit heists are a cause for concern. Our members will work around the clock to make sure that outstanding suspects are brought to book, including the stolen money,” Hawks head Major General Prince Mokotedi said.

The case has been postponed to 30 April pending further investigation whilse the five suspects remain in custody. -

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