Thursday, September 17, 2009

Five arrested for cash in transit heist

By Kim Saulse
17 September 2009

Five suspects have been arrested following a cash-in-transit heist in Lingulethu West this morning.

One of the suspects who tried to flee was shot in the knee. Police spokesperson André Traut says a gang forced a cash vehicle off the road, held the security staff at gun point and removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the vehicle before fleeing.

Quick action by various SAPS units led to the arrest of the suspects and the recovery of the money. Four illegal firearms were also seized.

Further investigations led SAPS to NY 5 and NY 7 in Guguletu where two more suspects were arrested. A Mitsubishi Pajero, believed to be used in the crime was also confiscated.

The suspects are being detained on charges of armed robbery, and will make a court appearance in Khayelitsha soon.


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