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2023/05/11      |  Written By:  Captain C Singo   |   Province:  Free State

FREE STATE - Three Fidelity security officials between the ages of 53 and 60 were arrested on Wednesday, 10 May 2023 by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team based in Bloemfontein.

Their arrest originates from the incident which took place on Tuesday, 09 May 2023 where the armoured vehicle of Fidelity security company was enroute from company depot to Bloemfontein Central Business District to deliver cash. It is alleged that before the security official reached their destination they were accosted by a group of heavily armed suspects at McKenzie street East end Bloemfontein.

The armed robbers instructed the security officials to get out of the Armoured vehicle. They then used explosives to blow the vault and the drop safe of the armoured vehicle. The suspect then took an undisclosed amount of money and three firearms of the security officials and fled the scene.

On Wednesday, 10 May 2023 further investigation was conducted by the Hawks’ which led to the arrest of three Fidelity security officials. The suspects are expected to appear before the Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 12 May 2023.