Ten alleged CIT robbers arrested within hours, four vehicles, stained cash and 12 firearms & ammunition seized
Pretoria: 7 June 2021 – The police in Mooinooi responded to a cash-in-transit robbery in progress between Keya Rona Mall and Majakaneng. The swift response resulted in the arrest of 10 suspects and the recovery of 12 firearms and ammunition, stained cash as well as four vehicles.
It is reported that a cash van was forced off the road by a Audi sedan on the Majakaneng Bridge. The suspects then allegedly forced open the vehicle. While the suspects were accessing the money from the cash van, the escort vehicle driver engaged the suspects resulting in a shootout, no injuries were reported.
The suspects subsequently hijacked a vehicle in the vacinity and fled the scene in unknown number of vehicles with undisclosed amount of money as well as two firearms taken from the security guards. The hijacked vehicle was later found abandoned just after Mokolokwe turn-off on the R556, Sun City road, together with a white BMW.
The station immediately implemented the 72-Hour Activation Plan where all the necessary resources were mobilised. A team comprising of members from Public Order Police, Boitekong Visible Policing, Operational Command Centre and Mounted Unit embarked on a manhunt for the perpetrators.
The team, within hours after the cash-in-transit robbery took place, managed to locate and arrest 10 suspects and confiscated a Lexus, an Audi, a Volkswagen Caravelle and Hyundai minibus. They also found stained cash as well as six rifles, six pistols and ammunition.
All suspects will be appearing in Brits Magistrates Court within 48 hours on charges of aggravated robbery, hijacking, possession explosives, possession of suspected stolen money and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.