Cash in-transit suspect remanded in custody

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

The Orlando Magistrates’ court remanded a 21-year-old man in custody charged with armed robbery. It is alleged that on Monday 17 January, the Fidelity Cash Solutions armoured vehicle was dispatched to a butchery in Orlando, Soweto for cash drop-off when an unknown man grabbed the cash box from the crew and wrestled for the firearm.

Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu of Gauteng Hawks said the suspect made off with both the cash box and pistol belonging to the guard.

“The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team focusing on National Priority and Violent Crimes responded to the crime scene. Upon arrival, the investigation team found the cash box emptied and abandoned meters away from the crime scene.”

Mulamu said Sabelo Xulu was positively identified and linked to the crime scene. The police traced him at his to his Orlando home but was not there.

“On Tuesday, Xulu handed himself over accompanied by his legal representative at the Orlando police station where he was subsequently charged.” He appeared in court on the same day and was remanded in custody pending further investigation.

The case is postponed to Monday, 31 January for the identity parade to be conducted.

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