- Six cash-in-transit robbers have been arrested at three hideouts with various stolen items
- A Facebook post by the official page for the SAPS confirmed the arrests and confiscation of money, firearms, ammunition and vehicles
- Facebook users took to the post to congratulate the law enforcement officers after they implemented a 72-Hour Activation Plan
Six CIT thieves have been arrested after a robbery in Burgersfort, Limpopo earlier this week. It was reported that an unknown number of suspects exploded an armoured vehicle and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.
After the implementation of a 72-Hour Activation Plan, law enforcement officers were led to hideaways in Polokwane, Mokopane and Lebowakgomo where six suspects were arrested. Law enforcement confiscated five vehicles at the scene.
They also seized five unlicensed firearms with ammunition as well as an undisclosed amount of money. The 72-Hour Activation Plan called upon Limpopo’s Crime Intelligence, Highway Patrol and Tracking Team, Polokwane Airwing as well as the Pretoria and Ekhurhuleni Tactical Response Teams.
According to a Facebook post by the verified South African Police Service page, the cash-in-transit robbery occurred at R555 Road in Burgersfort on Monday, 28 September around 6:30pm. SA Facebook users took to the comments section to share their concerns:
Tshepo Makola wrote:
"I think this 72-hour thing must be applied in each and every case! Remember crime is a crime is sizeless! For now, thank you to you, policemen and women. I really appreciate your good work! Keep it up."
Mmani Pretty Dikobo commented:
"Well done. You did great work and I wish all police could be like you guys."
Lawrence Matladi added:
"72-Hour Activation Plan is when police work overtime, surely they like it. Why can't it be implemented in all provinces on a daily basis to fight crime?"
In similar news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on heavily armed thugs who made off with bags of cash after robbing a CIT van. A hair-raising video of a few thugs robbing a Cash in Transit (CIT) vehicle at gun-point was recently shared on Twitter by Nkulipp.
The incident took place in the Florida Witpoortjie petrol station yesterday morning. In the clip, thugs can be seen waiting for the security guards to fetch the money inside the gas station store and then approaching the vehicle before they walk towards the guards, guns drawn, demanding the bags of money.
Meanwhile two other robbers, also wielding rifles, kept a lookout at the front end of the CIT vehicle. Once their counterparts secured the bags of cash, they jumped into their respective vehicles and fled the scene.
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