The Police might have upgraded their tactics and sent a warning signal to criminals in South Africa after they foiled another cash in transit heist on Tuesday.
Police in Limpopo have arrested four suspects following a cash-in-transit heist outside Tzaneen on Tuesday.
Police say one of the suspects had been shot dead during a shootout with police.
Limpopo police spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafelo Mojapelo, says five others are still at large.
He says 10 suspects, travelling in two cars, accosted G4S security officers.
“According to the information, the suspects suddenly started firing at the wheels of the security vehicle and after it came to a halt, they then ordered the three security officers out at gun point before blasting it with explosives. The suspects fled the scene after taking an undisclosed amount of money.”
Mojapelo says police reacted swiftly to a report of the heist.
“Within minutes, the vehicles were spotted. A car chase ensued along the Hoedspruit/Lydenburg road. Members of the Farm Watch joined and assisted in blocking the route. One of the vehicles was cornered next to Swadini in Hoedspruit Policing area and a shootout ensued,” he explains.
A white Mercedes Benz ML, a black Audi, two AK 47 rifles, R4 rifle, one Baretta pistol, two police issued bulletproof vests and two army bulletproof vests had been recovered.
Police say the arrested suspects are likely to be linked to other money truck robberies committed in Limpopo and Mpumalanga.
This is the second major bust in the province in just over a week after seven suspects were arrested in connection with a brazen cash heist near Polokwane.
“This is yet another message that we are sending to other criminals out there that their days are numbered,” says provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba. ')}https://newsoweto.co.za/sa-police-sends-strong-message-criminals-kills-one-nabs-four-another-cash-transit-heist/https://newsoweto.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/cash.jpghttps://newsoweto.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/cash-150x150.jpgcrimeFeaturedSA News