North West police foiled a suspected money-in-transit heist in Mahikeng on Friday and arrested nine of us, attributable to a tip-off, police mentioned.
Nationwide spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo mentioned members of the Tactical Response Crew, popularly identified as amaberethe, got the tip-off from Crime Intelligence.
He relayed the story. They raced to Riviera Park, the build apart six of us were arrested and 6 firearms, including an AK47 assault rifle, were recovered. Handguns an Uzi, ammunition and four luxury vehicles were moreover confiscated.
The vehicles were a Jeep, an Audi Q5, an ML class Mercedes Benz and a Ford Ranger.
Whereas accomplishing the arrests, four extra men arrived, Naidoo mentioned. But they fled after they saw the police. Police chased after them and managed to apprehend three of them. The fourth man escaped.
“That is yet yet any other breakthrough, particularly from a proactive standpoint in our efforts to strive in opposition to money-in-transit robberies within the county,” Naidoo mentioned.
He added that the arrests followed the arrest of 12 of us in Midrand, Gauteng, closing week – moreover in reference to an alleged money-in-transit heist.
Nationwide commissioner Standard Kehla Sithole warned criminals that their days were numbered.
Over the previous few months, the nation has experienced a spate of money-in-transit-heists in which enormous sums of money were stolen. Movies of a pair of of the heists went viral.
The robberies pressured Minister of Police Bheki Cele to allege the police power to tighten their grip and cease the scourge.
The nine of us are expected to appear rapidly within the Mahikeng Justice of the Peace’s Court docket on costs of conspiracy to commit robbery, the possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, and the possession of suspected stolen vehicles.