Tebogo Msimanga |
Six men made a brief appearance before the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s court in North West Province on Friday morning. The group was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation assisted by members of Tactical Response Team (TRT) and Airwing on Wednesday following an alleged Cash in Transit robbery.
Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso said it is alleged that on Wednesday morning, a G4S armoured vehicle was travelling on Tirisano road between Ellaton and Jouberton when a vehicle suddenly bumped into it, bringing it to an abrupt halt.
“The driver and the crew were allegedly forced out of the vehicle by gunmen with rifles. They allegedly disarmed and instructed them to lie on the ground. They then blew up the safe and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.”
The accused were traced and arrested at a house in Neserhof, in Klerksdorp within hours. They were allegedly found in possession of an AK47, R5, LM5 and one of the 9mm pistols taken from the guards. “An undisclosed amount of money was recovered” added Rikhotso.
All the accused are remanded in custody and the matter was postponed to 22 July 2021 for a formal bail application.