Seven cash-in-transit robbery suspects apprehended, stolen vehicles found in vicinity of Eastgate Mall

Seven suspected cash in transit robbers aged between 31 and 48 were arrested near Eastgate Mall on 20 October.

Information was received regarding the group’s plans to follow a complainant as he left the bank. The information was operationalised which led the multi-disciplinary team towards Bruma.

As the team comprising of the Hawks’ Tactical Operations Management Section (TOMS), Gauteng Tactical Response Team, Ekurhuleni Tactical team, PHO Crime Intelligence, SAPS Counter Intelligence, Gauteng Traffic’s Saturation Unit. Gauteng Traffic Police Chopper, CAP Specialised Operations,  Tracker Connect. Badboyz Security and IZI Cash Investigation department were observing the suspects. They received information that the suspects had just committed an armed robbery in Primrose, Germiston.  The suspects’ vehicles were spotted near Eastgate Mall.

The team tactically contained the three vehicles, a silver Mercedes Benz CLA, a maroon Ford Fiesta and a white BMW 1 Series.Preliminary investigations revealed that the BMW was sought as per Linden case which was registered in August 2023 and that the suspects were sought for another robbery, a cash in-transit robbery committed in Cosmo City last month.

The team recovered two unlicensed handguns with ammunition, rifle ammunition, cellphones, gloves, and the victim’s belongings. The suspects upon their appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrates court on Monday, 23 will be facing charges of armed robbery, possession of a stolen motor vehicle. 

The DPCI is not ruling the possibility that the suspects could be linked to other crimes committed in the Gauteng Province.

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