A swift response by police led to the arrest of 10 alleged CIT (Cash-in-transit) robbery suspects in Mooinooi, North West. Police also recovered 12 firearms and ammunition, stained cash, as well as, four vehicles.
POLICE RESPOND SWIFTLY TO MOOINOOI CIT ROBBERY
Police spokesperson, Colonel Brenda Muridili said that police in Mooinooi responded to a CIT robbery in progress between Keya Rona Mall and Majakaneng.
“It is reported that a cash van was forced off the road by an Audi sedan on the Majakaneng Bridge. The suspects then allegedly forced open the vehicle. While the suspects were accessing the money from the cash van, the escort vehicle driver engaged the suspects resulting in [a shootout], no injuries were reported.”
“The suspects subsequently hijacked a vehicle in the vicinity and fled the scene [with an] unknown number of vehicles with [an] undisclosed amount of money, as well as, two firearms taken from the security guards. The hijacked vehicle was later found abandoned just after Mokolokwe turn-off on the R556, Sun City road, together with a white BMW.”
ER24 spokesperson, Werner Vermaak said that three security guards sustained minor injuries and that a nine-year-old was amongst those injured in the robbery.
STAINED CASH, AMMUNITION AND VEHICLES SEIZED
Colonel Brenda Muridili said that the swift response resulted in the arrest of 10 suspects and the recovery of 12 firearms and ammunition, stained cash as well as four vehicles.
“The station immediately implemented the 72-Hour Activation Plan where all the necessary resources were mobilised. A team comprising of members from Public Order Police, Boitekong Visible Policing, Operational Command Centre and Mounted Unit embarked on a manhunt for the perpetrators.”
“The team, within hours after the CIT robbery took place, managed to locate and arrest 10 suspects and confiscated a Lexus, an Audi, a Volkswagen Caravelle and Hyundai minibus. They also found stained cash, as well as, six rifles, six pistols and ammunition.”
Colonel Brenda Muridili
All suspects will be appearing in Brits Magistrates Court within 48 hours on charges of aggravated robbery, hijacking, possession explosives, possession of suspected stolen money and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.