The Hawks recently arrested two suspected transit cash thieves.
Lt. Col. Philane Nkwalase, spokesman for the Hawks, aged 28 and 39, was arrested on Monday for armed robbery. He said the two men would appear in court soon.
PAIR WAS LATER ALSO POSITIVELY LINKED TO A MONEY TRANSIT CASH
“Two suspects were arrested Monday by members of the Hawks’ organized crime investigation assisted by the law enforcement investigation team.
“The duo were first investigated for their connection to an armed robbery that took place at the Mayville post office last week.
“Armed suspects entered the Mayville post office and allegedly held staff at gunpoint as they forced them to open the safe.”
Nkwalase said the men fled the scene with an undisclosed sum of money.
“The joint team followed up on the information and the suspects’ vehicle was spotted near Camperdown where the two occupants were arrested.”
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THE TEAM SEARCHED FOR THE PREMISES HELD BY THE SUSPECTS
“Two pistols, a rifle and a police radio were recovered from the Pinetown apartment, believed to belong to one of the suspects.
“The rifle was positively linked to a theft of money in transit that took place in Plessislaer in May 2021, while one of the pistols is believed to have been stolen from Fidelity guards in the same incident.”
Meanwhile, at other premises in Section 14 Chatsworth, a pistol was recovered during the search.
“All the firearms and ammunition that were recovered, including the vehicle allegedly used in the commission of the crime, were seized for further investigation. “
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Nkwalase said a suspect is expected to appear in Pinetown Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
His alleged accomplice, Goodman Gaza, appeared in Chatsworth Magistrates’ Court on charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
He is expected to be back in the same court on June 22, 2021.
Police made another breakthrough in theft of funds in transit last month. A second suspect linked to a fatal heist of funds in transit (CIT) that took place in April was arrested on Wednesday (May 26th) by the Hawks’ Organized Crime Investigation Unit in Mpumalanga.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-16 17:57:42