Hawks arrest security officials, former guard in connection with CIT heist

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The Port Shepstone Hawks' Serious Organised Crime Investigation team and Crime Intelligence arrested the four people, aged 31 to 60, in connection with the 30 April heist.
The Port Shepstone Hawks' Serious Organised Crime Investigation team and Crime Intelligence arrested the four people, aged 31 to 60, in connection with the 30 April heist.
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  • Three cash-in-transit security personnel and one former security officer have been arrested in connection with a heist in KZN.
  • They allegedly conspired with robbers during a heist.
  • Their houses were searched and three of them were allegedly found in possession of cash taken during the heist.

The Hawks arrested three cash-in-transit security officials and a former security guard after they allegedly conspired with robbers in a heist near Harding, KwaZulu-Natal, last week.

The Port Shepstone Hawks' Serious Organised Crime Investigation team and Crime Intelligence arrested the four people, aged 31 to 60, in connection with the 30 April heist, Hawks spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said on Wednesday.

"It is alleged that two armoured vehicles were en route from Port Shepstone to Kokstad after collecting cash from the depot. Whilst travelling in convoy, [one] vehicle disappeared and the other one was allegedly intercepted by the suspects."

He said an undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

The case was reported at the Harding police station and the case docket was allocated to the Hawks for investigation.

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Mhlongo said Hawks officials interviewed all the security guards and established that three of them were allegedly involved.

"It is suspected that they colluded with the suspects. Their houses were searched and three of them were found with cash allegedly taken during the heist. A total amount of R709 510 was recovered."

He said the fourth arrest was that of a former security guard who worked at the same company.

"He was expelled from the company last month."

The four are expected to appear in the Harding Magistrate's Court.


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