An intelligence driven operation wherein police were tracing suspects linked to the N12 Cash-In-Transit (CIT) heist has led Gauteng police to a backroom in Mapetla, Soweto.
At the said identified address, police forced open a backroom where they found and seized two rifle’s including an AK-47, magazines and 71 rounds of ammunition.
These rifles have been taken in for Ballistics testing to determine their linkage to other CITs and associated robberies. During the search and seize operation, balaclavas, handcuffs, beanies, protective shoes as well as cash receipt slips of bank deposits were also seized.
Police investigations and the tracing of suspects believed to be a group of between 15 to 20 suspects continues.The units involved in this operation include the Anti-Gang-Unit (AGU), Organised Crime Investigations (OCI) and Gauteng Highway Patrol.
Members of the public are once again reminded that picking up money from CIT crime scenes is a crime and those found to be doing so can be charged with theft and defeating the ends of justice.