- 23 suspects were arrested in connection with cash-in-transit heists, among them a Metro Police Officer
- The police officer allegedly stored the weapons used in the cash-in-transit heists
- 22 other suspects were arrested and large amounts of ammunition and firearms were confiscated
According to the South African Police Service, 23 suspects linked to cash-in-transit heist crimes have been arrested.
One of the arrested suspects is a female Tshwane Metro Police Officer. The suspects were arrested for Boksburg situated CIT heists that happened in May.
The police officer (32) is accused of storing the weapons used in the CIT heists.
A rifle, magazines and ammunition were confiscated during the arrest. 22 other suspect were also arrested, including the boyfriend of the police officer.
Among the suspects is a 42-year-old illegal immigrant who was arrested in Wonderboom. He was found with explosives and blasting cartridges in his possession.
In another operation, three suspects were arrested in Shoshanguve. These suspects are linked to CIT heists in Boksburg in 2017. The suspects were 33, 50 and 67-years old.
During the arrest R5 rifle, an LM5 and more than 100 rounds of ammunition were taken by police as evidence.
According to a report by EWN, the 50-year-old suspect are linked to various CIT heists around the country.
Six more suspects were arrested for a robbery in Hammanskraal on 2 July. During the arrest, eight kinds of guns and ammo were confiscated.
A further eight suspects linked to the Dobsonville attempted robbery of the 4th of July were arrested as well. Four hijacked vehicles were recovered during the operation.
In Soweto, three more suspects were arrested for possession of unlicensed weapons. Two guns, ammo and a Mini Cooper was confiscated.
General Khehla Sitole, South Africa's The National Police Commissioner is proud of the work done by the operatives.
He stated that arrests need to made to stamp the authority of the State.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the suspects will be appearing in different courts across Gauteng on charges varying from attempted armed robbery to possession of illegal firearms and ammunition and suspected stolen vehicles.
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