Four CIT robbers arrested, stolen money recovered
North West police arrested four suspects within hours of a cash-in-transit heist on the R556 in Mmaditlhokwa, North West, on Monday and recovered the stolen money.
The suspects face charges of attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition and possession of stolen property.
Police spokesperson Athlenda Mathe said police were searching for more suspects linked to the crime.
“On Monday morning, a group of suspects rammed into and blew up a cash van and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. Two security guards were shot and wounded and taken to a nearby hospital for medical care. Hot on their heels, an intelligence-driven operation led the Brits trio task team and crime intelligence officers to the R511 where they found four suspects travelling in a Hyundai H1.”
Mathe said a shoot-out ensued which led to the arrest of the four suspects who were also found to be in possession of an undisclosed amount of money.
She said all four are under police guard in hospital.
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