- The Hawks have identified a key player in the cash in transit heists
- They have already arrested six of his alleged lieutenants
- The Fidelity CEO welcomed the success but warned that the gangs might move to other provinces
With as many as 178 cash in transit heists this year alone the Hawks have been scrambling to identify them man behind the spate of robberies.
They have identified one man they believe is behind at least 23 of the robberies. The man they have name as the alleged mastermind is 38-year-old Wellington “Bibi” Cenenda.
Briefly.co.za learned that he comes from Tembisa in the East Rand and his gang has allegedly stolen over R46-million in various raids including a double cash-van bombing according to timeslive.co.za.
“We catch him and we end it all,” said Major-General Prince Mokotedi, the Gauteng Hawks boss.
He reported that the Hawks have caught six of Cenenda's alleged lieutenants using advanced techniques such as cell phone tracking and traditional police work.
Wahl Bartmann, the Fidelity CEO, has welcomed the success of the Hawks but warned that pressure placed on the cash in transit heists could result in the gangs moving to another province. He said that this might have already happened as one of their vans was bombed in Tugela in KZN.
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