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2023/06/07      |  Written By:  Colonel K Mogale   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

MPUMALANGA – The Hawks members from Nelspruit Serious Organised Crime Investigation in addressing the scourge of cash in transit robberies are seeking assistance regarding an incident that occurred in Mhala.

  On the 17 May 2023, a security cash van was ambushed whilst driving on D4394, New Forest main road in Mhala, just past Eagle petrol station.   It is reported that a white Audi sedan came from behind and the occupants started shooting at the security vehicle tyres as well as cabin. The vehicle was forced to a halt and six suspects armed with assault rifles, wearing balaclavas and gloves, forced the driver and crew out of cabin. The suspects robbed one security guard of his firearm and cell phone. They forced the guards to hide as they blasted the cash van.   The suspects then fled the scene with an unknown amount of cash.

The person depicted in the photograph may possibly assist the Hawks in the armed robbery investigation. Therefore, anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact the Mpumalanga Serious Organised Crime Investigation’s D/W/O Elbert de Lange on 071 481 2815 , SAPS Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or alternatively leave an anonymous tip-off on the MySAPS App.