Hawks foil Mpumalanga heist

2015-02-18 14:33

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Six people have been arrested after an attempted cash-in-transit heist at Ogies, Mpumalanga, on Wednesday morning, the Hawks said.

The Hawks had received information of the planned heist and were waiting to pounce on the robbers, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

Six robbers cornered and disarmed SBV security guards and were about to make off with an undisclosed amount of money when members of the Hawks' tactical unit arrived.

"A network jammer, two vehicles, the stolen money, and a firearm have been recovered."

Network jammers can disable cellphone reception and interfere with global positioning system (GPS) trackers.

"The suspects, aged between 41 and 47, will appear before the Ogies Magistrate's Court facing charges of armed robbery, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition, and illegal possession of a network jammer."

One of those arrested was linked to four other serious cases, including truck hijacking and armed robbery.

Acting head of the Hawks Major General Mthandazo Ntlemeza praised the officers on their execution of a well-planned operation.

"We applaud our brave members for once again putting their lives on the line to safeguard the country.

"...Criminals must be warned that we are ready to deal with them. We will not allow our communities to be terrorised by a lawless minority," Ntlemeza said.

Read more on:    hawks  |  mbombela  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


5 top leg exercises for men

Here’s our selection of the five best leg exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home.


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content this holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.