Members of the SAPS Limpopo Provincial Tracking Team arrested three suspects in connection with the Cash-in-transit robbery that happened in Mecklenburg, Sekhukhune on Saturday. The suspects aged between 34 and 40 committed the crime along R37.

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It is alleged that a group of suspects bombed a security company vehicle transporting money. In the process, a security guard was fatally wounded while the suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of money. Members of the Provincial Tracking Team received information and operationalised instantly, they then traced the suspects.

On the morning of Sunday, 26 November 2023, the described vehicle a white Hyundai Creta driven by the suspects, was spotted on the R40 outside Hazyview in Mpumalanga. Police tried to stop the vehicle but it sped off.

Suspects arrested in connection with Mecklenburg Cash-in-transit robbery in Limpopo.
Cash-in-transit robbery in Mecklenburg

They chased the vehicle until the driver stopped about 5 km outside Hazyview. Two suspects were searched and found in possession of used cartridges of an AK47 firearm and an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects were immediately arrested.

Following more leads, the team proceeded to Limpopo at Burgersfort in Mashifane Park, wherein, the third suspect linked to the same case was also arrested. He was driving in, one of the vehicles utilized during the cash-in-transit robbery.

Police recovered an undisclosed amount of money and expensive clothes worth close to R50 000. Preliminary information indicates that the suspects were on bail for a similar case, that occurred during 2018 in Sekhukhune District.

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The three suspects were arrested for robbery with aggravating circumstances and murder. More arrests are expected at this stage.

Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has hailed the team for their concerted efforts as they continue to make the province a safe and secure space, this festive season.

They will appear before Moroke Magistrate court on 24 January 2024. They are facing charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances and murder.