Following preliminary investigation linking a police officer to the Yesterday cash-in-transit heist in Boksburgas, more details has surfaced.
News24 had reported earlier on Friday that a source within the police had initially claimed that one of those arrested for the matter was a police officer based in Mpumalanga.
According to Naidoo, It was previously reported that two additional people had been arrested.he did say that
“This is part of the process of investigating the incident,”
The dramatic heist happened on Atlas Road in Boksburg on Thursday morning.
Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said at the time that the robbers had travelled in three different cars.
“They shot at the two G4S vans and then there was an exchange of fire between them and the security officers. Two security officers were shot in the process,” Masondo said.
One was shot in the leg and the other sustained minor injuries to the head.
He said the men were believed to have blown up the two vans, before fleeing and taking an undisclosed amount of money with them.
The scene was littered with debris, and at least eight people were injured.
The South African Police Service has contradicted the initial report, strongly denying the earlier reports that officers were among the five people who were arrested following a cash-in-transit heist in Boksburg, on the East Rand.
National police spokesperson Vish Naidoo strenuously denied that any officers were among those arrested.
The Hawks have also denied the involvement of any police officer in the heist.
“Contrary to wide reports doing the rounds, there is no police officer amongst the arrested suspects. The unknown number of suspects are now subject to a manhunt,” Hawks spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu said. ')}https://newsoweto.co.za/sapsbreaks-silence-police-officer-listed-among-5-arrested-boksburg-cash-transit-heist/FeaturedSA News