- A Fidelity security guard allegedly stole millions of rand during one of his shifts on the 5th of April
- The suspect allegedly loaded a money bag into his private car after he and two other guards completed a sequence of pick-ups and drop-offs
- The suspect was scheduled to appear before the court on Monday 10th April
The South African Police Service (SAPS) has arrested a Fidelity security guard for allegedly stealing millions of rand.
The suspect worked with a three-man team who facilitated the drop off and collections from ATMs on 5th April 2021.
When they returned, one guard was dropped off outside the entrance to the company base at Edenvale, another guard parked the armoured car while the third guard, the suspect, loaded millions of rand into his private car.
He left the premises without being searched. A case of theft was opened with the Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation team.
They tracked down the suspect and arrested him, seizing his vehicle in the process as it was allegedly used in a commission of a crime.
The security guard will appear before the on the 10th of May.
Earlier, Briefly News reported that Leo Prinsloo is made of all the right stuff for the job as a CIT (cash-in-transit) driver. The brave man recently proved this to be just the case after he successfully escaped a life-threatening situation that was caught on camera.
A dashcam inside the vehicle Prinsloo was driving captured Prinsloo and his partner, Lloyd Mtombeni, another security guard, as they face a hail of bullets from thugs looking to rob the vehicle.
Speaking in an exclusive interview, Prinsloo was heard saying that he got himself out of the sticky situation by thinking ahead every second. According to him, he "pre-visualised" everything he was going to do before he did it.
In other news, a man has been arrested at the OR Tambo International Airport after being found with an estimated R11 million worth of gold in his luggage. The 33-year-old is expected to appear in the Kempton Park regional court on Monday, 10 May.
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) Serious Organised Crime Investigation team stated that the arrest was made on Saturday. The suspect had reportedly been travelling from Zimbabwe.
Police said that the man was asked to scan his luggage at the South African Revenue Service's customs section in the international arrivals area.
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Source: Briefly News