3 South Africans Arrested for Attempting to Rob a Cash-in-Transit Vehicle in Botswana, Weapons Seized

3 South Africans Arrested for Attempting to Rob a Cash-in-Transit Vehicle in Botswana, Weapons Seized

  • Three South Africans were arrested for the attempted robbery of a Security Systems Company cash-in-transit vehicle
  • The suspects were found with an AK47 rifle, three pistols with live ammunition and an electronic communication jammer
  • The suspects are linked to other robbery cases pending before the courts, and others are under investigation

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GABORONE - Three South Africans were arrested for the attempted robbery of a Security Systems Company cash-in-transit (CIT) vehicle in Gaborone, Botswana, on Friday, 15 July. Botswana police arrested a total of five gunmen.

3 cash-in-transit SA robbers arrested caught in Botswana weapons seized
Three South Africans were arrested in Botswana for attempting to rob a cash-in-transit vehicle. Image: John Macdougall/AFP & Monirul Bhuiyan/AFP
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The South African suspects are aged 26 and 34. Botswana Police Spokesperson Senior Superintendent Near Bagali told TimesLIVE that the suspects were found with an AK47 rifle, three pistols with live ammunition and an electronic communication jammer.

Bagali added that some of the firearms are suspected to have been stolen during a robbery at the Good Hope police station in June. Police also impounded a suspected stolen vehicle with false registration plates.

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According to News24, the police station was raided by four men armed with knives and axes who made off with 14 rifles, five pistols, and an undisclosed amount of ammunition.

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The police added that the suspects are linked to other robbery cases pending before the courts, and others are under investigation.

South Africans weigh in on the cash-in-transit robbery:

@Adoradomingo1 said:

“No outrage about it, so they are exporting crime now or is it a collaboration.”

@MohaleHero commented:

“Death sentence uploading. That is not SA the country of milk and honey. Botswana takes no nonsense.”

@Phithiza1 wrote:

“Botswana is very decisive when they deal with criminals, they went to the wrong country.”

@jozigal1 added:

“And Botswana will deal with them nicely!”

SA men and 8 others killed in shootout with Botswana Police after CIT heist in Gaborone

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In a related matter, Briefly News also reported just a few days after the South African Police Service managed to intercept a crew of alleged cash-in-transit robbers in Rosettenville, in the South of Johannesburg, police in Botswana managed to track down a crew that had committed a heist in Gaborone.

The encounter between the police and the suspects resulted in the deaths of nine people, including a South African man. The incident took place on Wednesday, 23 February at Phase 2 location in Gaborone.

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Bianca Lalbahadur Bianca Lalbahadur is a current affairs journalist at Briefly News. With a knack for writing hard-hitting content, she is dedicated to being the eyes and ears of South Africans. As a young and vibrant journalist, Bianca is passionate about providing quality and factual stories that impact citizens. She graduated from the Independent Institute of Education in 2017 and has worked at several award-winning Caxton associated community newspapers.

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