Limpopo Police Track Down Suspect Involved in 2019 Cash-in-Transit Heist, SA Applauds: “Good Move”

Limpopo Police Track Down Suspect Involved in 2019 Cash-in-Transit Heist, SA Applauds: “Good Move”

  • Limpopo police arrested a cash-in-transit suspect for his involvement in the robbery of a G4S van in 2019
  • The suspect who was found in a private hospital in Gauteng, faces charges of robbery and attempted murder
  • South Africans applauded the police for closing in on the suspect four years after his alleged crimes

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A suspect was arrested at the hospital
A suspected cash-in-transit robber was arrested in a hospital in Gauteng. Image: Stock photos
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LIMPOPO- The police have arrested a suspect linked to the G4S Cash Solutions vehicle heist at Mvusuludzo Mall in Thohoyandou in March 2019.

The shootout during the heist resulted in the injuries of a security guard and three bystanders, reported TimesLIVE.

Limpopo's police investigation

Police spokesperson Lt-Col Matimba Maluleke detailed the operation. He said on 5 November, the Musina Hawks' serious organised crime investigation unit was tipped about the suspect's whereabouts.

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He had been admitted to Tshilidzini Hospital after a car accident. However, upon visiting the hospital, the suspect was not found, allegedly having been moved to another private hospital by family members.

Heist suspect arrested

Maluleke added that further investigations led the police team to Gauteng, where the suspect was eventually located in a hospital and arrested.

He is expected to appear in court soon, facing charges of robbery and four counts of attempted murder related to the violent heist.

SA praise SAPS

See some of the comments below:

Brutus Mojela Mojela said:

"They moved him to a private hospital from public hospital with the intention of hiding him unfortunately they failed."

Zava Hlungwani mentioned:

"Our police are useless until they are looking for you."

Senzo Inno Mgoduka wrote:

"He even affords private hospital bills with theft money, good move SAPS."

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Melusi Siyabonga Kubheka

"In private hospital, awuzwe njeMelusi Siyabonga Kubheka."

Aubrey Ndivhuwo Muremi

"Hopefully the NPA has a strong case."

Failed cash-in-transit heist sparks chaos on N2

In another article, Briefly News reported that the N2 between KwaMashu and Nandi Drive in Durban was chaos after a failed cash-in-transit heist.

An armoured cash van was reportedly set on fire after a failed robbery on Thursday night, 5 October. ALS Paramedics were called to the scene at around 7:30pm. There were reports that the cash van was bombed by would-be robbers.

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