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SECURITY GUARDS IN CUSTODY FOR CASH-IN-TRANSIT HEIST: KWAZULU-NATAL
2021/05/05      |  Written By:  Captain S Mhlongo   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

KWAZULU-NATAL – The Hawks from Port Shepstone Serious Organised Crime Investigation team working together with Crime intelligence arrested four suspects aged between 31 and 60 for cash in transit heist which happened on the N2 Main Road near Harding on Friday, 30 April 2021.

It is alleged that two armored vehicles were on route from Port Shepstone to Kokstad after collecting cash from the depot. Whilst travelling in convoy the other vehicle disappeared and the other one was allegedly intercepted by the suspects. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken and the suspects fled the scene. The case was reported at Harding police station and the case docket was allocated to the Hawks for investigation.    

Members interviewed all security guards who were robbed and during the interview it was established that three of the guards were allegedly involved. It is suspected that they colluded with the suspects. Their houses were searched and three of them were found with cash allegedly taken during the heist. A total amount of R709 510.00 was recovered.

They are expected to appear in the Harding Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 5 May 2021.