Two cash-in-transit robbers on Wednesday was sentenced to 285 combined years behind bars by the Polokwane High Court. The two convicted robbers were on the run for nearly four years before police were able to track them down and arrest them.
Boitumelo Aphane and Solly Monama were arrested in 2018 for committing a series of cash-in-transit robberies in the Polokwane area. Both criminals were convicted for the unlawful possession of firearms, unlawful possession of explosives, and robbery under aggravating circumstance.
Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya commended the investigation and prosecution team for their excellent work. “These sentences will serve as a deterrence to other potential criminals who must know that the law will catch up with them. The community will be safer from the two who shall be receiving corrective lessons in Correctional Services facility,” he said.