Alleged cash in transit robber arrested

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A 35-year-old man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a cash-in-transit robbery which happened at Empangeni last month.

Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo, Hawks spokesperson, said it is alleged that security guards were delivering cash at Central Park when they were accosted by armed robbers at gunpoint.

Mhlongo said the gunmen robbed them of their service firearms and undisclosed amount of cash. They then fled the scene in their getaway vehicle which was later found abandoned near Port Dunford.

He said 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. On Wednesday, May 12, members successfully traced and arrested one alleged member of the robber gang.

He was charged for cash-in-transit robbery and is expected to appear in the Empangeni Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

The KwaZulu-Natal Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Provincial Head, Major General Leseja Senona applauded the investigating team for the arrest of the suspect.

“Members will persist with the trace of his accomplices until they are all brought to book,” he said.

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