A 36-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Vryheid Magistrate Court after he was arrested during the weekend in connection with a business robbery at Fidelity company premises in Vryheid in 2017.
Security Watch Africa reports that R12 million was stolen during the robbery.
It was gathered that in September 2017, two security guards were held up at gunpoint by a group of armed suspects. The suspects reportedly demanded keys for the volts of which it could not be found on site.
Speaking for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks), Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo, said the suspects gained entry with the assistance of their accomplice Mbuyiseni Mthembu, a guard employed by Fidelity.
“ They managed to get away with more than R12 million. A case of business robbery was registered and allocated to the Hawks members from Richards Bay Serious Organised Crime Investigation team. The suspect was ultimately traced to his hideout in Gauteng resulting in his arrest.
“ The Hawks’ investigation revealed that the suspects colluded with one of the security guards by the name of Mbuyiseni Mthembu who was arrested shortly after the incident and who was subsequently sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by the Madadeni High Court last year. ”