29 September 2020
PRETORIA – Six alleged cash-in-transit robbers have been arrested following a robbery that occurred on the R555 road in Burgersfort, Limpopo, the South African Police Service said on Tuesday.
Colonel Brenda Muridili said the cash-in-transit robbery took place on Monday.
“Some of the stolen money was recovered while five unlicensed firearms with ammunition and five vehicles have also been seized,” said Muridili.
“It is reported that just after 18:30 on Monday, an unknown number of suspects robbed security guards of undisclosed amount of money after allegedly using explosives to bomb the armoured vehicle.”
She said the province immediately implemented the 72-Hour Activation Plan to mobilise Limpopo’s Crime Intelligence, Highway Patrol and Tracking Team, Polokwane Airwing as well as Pretoria and Ekhurhuleni Tactical Response Teams.
” The team followed up on intelligence which led them to Polokwane, Mokopane and Lebowakgomo where six suspects were arrested at their hideouts. The police confiscated at the scenes, five vehicles, of which four are suspected to have been robbed from their owners while the fifth belongs to one of the suspects,” said Muridili.
” Five unlicensed firearms and ammunition as well as undisclosed amount of money were also seized.”
National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Khehla John Sitole has appreciated the swift implementation of the 72-Hour Activation Plan which resulted in the arrests of the six suspects.
” We will continue to be vigilant and to heighten targeted operations to counter CIT robberies in the build-up to festive season,” said Sitole.
The public is encouraged to send tip-offs utilizing the MySAPS App or to contact the SAPS Crime Stop number 08600 10111. All information received will be treated with confidentiality.