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News: Highly sought cash in transit suspect arrested in Hilbrow


Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS) 


NORTH WEST – A multi-pronged operation led by members of the Hawks’ Rustenburg National Priority Violent Crime assisted by members of National Crime Intelligence, Gauteng Special Law Enforcement Unit, Johannesburg Metro Police Department, National CIT Task Team and Johannesburg Flying Squad led to the apprehension of a highly sought suspect in Hilbrow on Friday.

The suspect aged 31 was earlier circulated in the media as wanted after being allegedly linked to a CIT robbery that took place in Rustenburg in July 2019.

The heavily armed suspects allegedly used two vehicles to force an armoured vehicle to a halt at the intersections of Fatima Bayat and Bosch streets in Rustenburg.

They then used explosives to blow open the safes of the armoured vehicle and made off with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is expected to appear at the Rustenburg Magistrate Court on Monday and more arrests cannot be ruled out.


Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso
082 770 5045


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