Hawks track down suspect a month after KwaZulu-Natal cash-in-transit heist

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The Hawks arrested an alleged cash-in-transit robber alleged to have been involved in a heist in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, last month.

The Serious Organised Crime Unit apprehended the 35-year-old on Wednesday, Hawks spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said.

"It is alleged that security guards were delivering cash at Central Park when they were accosted by armed suspects at gunpoint. The suspects robbed them of their service firearms and an undisclosed amount of cash," he said.

Mhlongo said the robbers fled the scene in a getaway vehicle, which was later found abandoned near Port Dunford.

"A case of cash-in-transit robbery was reported at Empangeni police station and the case docket was allocated to Hawks members from Richards Bay Serious Organised Crime Unit for intensive investigation."

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Mhlongo said the Hawks successfully traced and arrested a suspect, who was allegedly one of the robbers.

He was expected to appear in the Empangeni Magistrate's Court on Friday.

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