SANDF Captain Arrested and Charged for Cash in Transit Heist in the Western Cape

SANDF Captain Arrested and Charged for Cash in Transit Heist in the Western Cape

  • A captain from the South African National Defense Force (SANDF) has been arrested and is facing charges for a cash-in-transit heist
  • The soldier will be appearing in the Outdshoorn Magistrate's Court on charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances
  • The SANDF member was found to be one of four assailants who were arrested for a Fidelity Security heist in the Western Cape in mid-July

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WESTERN CAPE - A 36-year-old South African National Defence Force captain will be making an appearance in the Outdshoorn Magistrate's Court on Monday. The SANDF member will be facing charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances after he was found to have been part of a cash-in-transit heist.

The heist occurred at a petrol station in Outdshoorn, Western Cape. Zinzi Hani, Spokesperson for the Western Cape Police, stated that the incident took place on 19 July. Hani explained that the captain is the fourth suspect apprehended in the matter.

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The cash was robbed by Fidelity Cash Solutions security guards who were collecting money from the petrol station in Outdshoorn.

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SANDF captain, arrested, Cash in Transit heist, Outdshoorn
A SANDF captain has reportedly been arrested and is facing charges for taking part in a cash-in-transit heist. Image: Sharon Seretlo/Gallo Images
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According to EWN, the Fidelity security guards were approached by two suspects, who were armed. The suspects fled with the money shortly after disarming the guard of his weapon. Three of them were arrested just after the incident.

A report by IOL revealed that after the three suspects were apprehended, a search and seizure of their vehicle was conducted. The Hawks came across a SADNF uniform with a service medal on it. The medal contained the rank and name of the captain.

Former SAPS officer arrested for stealing docket and laptop

Previously, Briefly News reported that Frederick George de Bruin appeared before the Odendaalrus Regional Court and was found guilty of theft, defeating the ends of justice and corruption. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for each of the crimes.

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De Bruin is accused of stealing a police docket and a state laptop, according to TimesLIVE. Brigadier Motantsi Makhele, the police spokesperson, stated the suspect approached the police department on 20 January and informed the department of De Bruin's offer.

"The whistleblower reported the incident to the authority and the incident was reported to the provincial anti-corruption unit," said Makhele.

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