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2023/05/31      |  Written By:  Colonel M Ledwaba   |   Province:  Limpopo

POLOKWANE: 30 May 2023 - The police in Limpopo have launched a manhunt for a group of suspects following a cash-in-transit (CIT) heist that took place on the Senotlelo-Mokgwaneng main road in Matlelerekeng outside Sekhukhune District on Monday, 29 May 2023 at about 16:40.

According to reports, a  Cash in Transit van was travelling along the Senotlelo-Mokgwaneng road when it was attacked by a group of about ten suspects driving a charcoal VW Jetta 5 and double cab bakkie. The heavily armed suspects started to shoot at the cash van. The suspects allegedly forced the security officials out of the van and robbed them of three firearms.

The suspects placed explosives onto the cash van and took an undisclosed amount of money. During the incident, one of the suspects was accidentally shot by his accomplice and he was assisted by his accomplices and they all fled the scene. No security officers were injured.

A Task team has already been activated to investigate the cash-in-transit heists  that are taking place and bring the culprits to book. " This team of members must be relentless in tracking down these dangerous criminals. The community must also assist us with valuable information to help in their speedy arrest "concluded Lieutenant General Hadebe. Members of the public are urged to come forward  to assist with investigations by calling Colonel Mahlathini Ngele on 082 573 3645 or the  Crime Stop hotline 0860010111 or the nearest police station or use MySAPSApp.