- A Fidelity employee who allegedly made off with R200 000 in cash has been arrested by the Hawks
- Fidelity realised that an ATM in Sasolburg was short R200 000 following a cash inspection
- The security company alerted the Hawks who soon identified Japhet Khumalo as a suspect and arrested him
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SASOLBURG - A 48-year-old Fidelity employee allegedly made off with R200 000. He was arrested by the Hawks' Serious Organised Crime Investigation team.
Fidelity alerted the Hawks to a possible crime when they discovered that R200 000 was missing from an ATM following a daily cash inspection.
The Hawks swooped down on the employee who had been targeted as a suspect in the case.
He was arrested in Vlakfontein, Lenasia South. A bag containing the suspected stolen money was found in a wardrobe at another address according to the Daily Sun.
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IOL reported that Japhet Khumalo will appear in court on the 18th of October for his formal bail hearing. The Sasolburg police services have taken over the investigation.
Suspect finally caught after evading police since 2017, allegedly stole R2m
Earlier, Briefly News reported that a suspect has finally been arrested in connection with a crime that took place in 2017.
A warrant of arrest had been issued for the suspect after he allegedly made off with R2 million in cash.
The money was allegedly stolen when the suspect, who was driving a cash-in-transit vehicle made off with the money bags while his crew loaded an ATM.
He was arrested by the Empangeni K9 Unit and Crime Intelligence in the Empangeni CBD.
SANDF captain arrested and charged for cash in transit heist in the Western Cape
In similar news, 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.
The cash was robbed by Fidelity Cash Solutions security guards who were collecting money from the petrol station in Outdshoorn.
Source: Briefly News