Captain held for Sasolburg robbery

2013-06-02 15:49
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Johannesburg - A second police officer has been arrested in connection with a cash-in-transit heist in Sasolburg in February, a spokesperson for the Hawks says.

Captain Paul Ramaloko said on Sunday that the 39-year-old captain, a crime intelligence officer based in Pretoria, had been arrested in Durban on Saturday.

A cash-in-transit vehicle was robbed of at least R3m in Vaalpark, Sasolburg, in February.

The Coin Security vehicle was travelling from a depot in Naledi Industrial Park to a petrol station when a vehicle collided with it side-on at a stop sign.

Two more vehicles, both without number plates, arrived at the scene and three men got out and opened fire on the cash-in-transit vehicle with automatic rifles.

They opened the doors and took the cash.

A security guard was grazed by a bullet in the shooting.

The police later arrested a policeman, a driver and two other men, all of whom had since appeared in court, and would appear again in the Sasolburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday on charges of attempted murder and robbery.

The captain was expected to appear in the same court on Tuesday and might be prosecuted with the others at a later stage, said Ramaloko.

Asked whether more police officers would be arrested, Ramaloko said: "I cannot deny that."

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