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Cash-in-transit heist in Mohlakeng

Police are appealing to members of the public especially those around the area of Soweto to be on the lookout for a white single cab Ford Ranger and a silver BMW following a cash-in-transit heist on the R28 Main Reef road in Mohlakeng. Both vehicles were used as getaway vehicles by suspects who fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

At about 09:00 this morning members attached to the Bekkersdal police station came across the CIT which was already in progress. The members were ferrying awaiting trial prisoners when they were shot at by a group of men sitting behind a white Ford ranger. Both members and the awaiting trial prisoners were not injured during the ordeal.

At the scene, police found that the G4S cash van had already been bombed and next to the cash van, a body of a man who for now preliminary investigations suggest that he was a suspect and that his head may have been blown off during one of the explosions was also discovered. A burnout 3 series BMW was also found at the scene and it has been established that it was stolen in Kagiso in December.

2 arrested for staging Gauteng cash-in-transit heists

Two men have been arrested for allegedly staging a cash-in-transit robbery in Northriding last week. Hawks spokesperson, Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu, said the ‘robberies’ took place on Monday and Thursday.

Mulami said Aaron Kgotso Matsotso (44) also known as “Terence” allegedly drove off after his crew went into a food outlet at Bellairs shopping centre to collect money.

“Later the Hawks members proceeded to a crime scene where the same cash van was found, set alight, in Douglasdale.

An undisclosed amount of money was found at the back of the cash van after it was extinguished.

Matsotso was taken in for questioning and he was subsequently charged for cash in-transit robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, perjury, malicious damage to property, possession of explosives, and defeating the ends of justice,” Mulamu said.

Malumu added that Matsotso appeared before the Randburg Regional Court and is remanded in custody.

The matter is postponed to 11 November for formal bail application and further investigation.

Meanwhile, the Hawks assisted by Crime Intelligence, the Provincial Specific Crimes, Counter Intelligence, K9, Bomb Disposal, and Tactical Response Team kept surveillance on the second suspect who was positively linked to the same incident.

“He was apprehended at his home in Dube, Soweto in the early hours of Thursday.

The joint team managed to seize an undisclosed amount of money, two vehicles, laptops, and Fidelity uniform.

The 40-year-old man is expected to appear before the Randburg Regional Court on Monday facing similar charges with his co-accused,” Mulamu said.

Investigations are still continuing.

Cash-in-Transit Robbers Jailed for 285 years

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.

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