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KWAZULU-NATAL – The Hawks members from Newcastle Serious Organised Crime Investigation assisted by Gauteng Tactical Response Team arrested two suspects aged 28 and 34 for cash-in-transit heist which happened at Osizweni earlier this month.

It is alleged that on 1 March 2021 at about 13:00 security guards were collecting cash in one of the service station in the area when they were accosted by the armed suspects. Two guards were shot at and robbed of their service firearms as well as undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects fled the scene in their getaway vehicle which was later found abandoned not far from the scene.

A case of armed robbery was reported at Osizweni police station and the case docket was allocated to the Hawks for an intensive investigation. Members received information that the suspects were in Gauteng and yesterday a joint operation was conducted. The two were arrested and charged for armed robbery as well as attempted murder.

They are expected to appear in the Madadeni Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 26 March 2021.