Operatives from the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS), Serious Organised Crime Unit, working together with Durban Public Order Police, have arrested two additional suspects aged 28 and 37, for cash-in-transit heist which happened in Babanango in Kwazulu-Natal Province last month.
Security Watch Africa reports that the heist happened on March 29, when security guards were traveling from Nkandla to Melmoth.
The guards were allegedly accosted by the suspects at gunpoint, as they fired shots towards the cash van and the driver was forced to stop.
According to the KwaZulu-Natal Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Provincial Head, Major General Leseja Senona, the suspects robbed the guards of their service firearms and undisclosed amount of cash.
“The suspects then fled the scene in their getaway motor vehicle. A case of cash in transit robbery was reported at Babanango Police station and the case docket was allocated to Hawks members from Richards Bay Serious Organised Crime unit for thorough investigation.
“On April 12, five suspects were arrested and charged for the same cash in transit heist. They appeared in the Babanango Magistrate’s Court last week Wednesday and they were remanded in custody. Their case was postponed to April 26.
“The two suspects will also appear in the Babanango Magistrate’s Court once they are charged. Investigation continues and more arrests are expected,” he said.
Senona welcomed the arrest of the suspects and commended the investigating team for a job well done.