Following investigations being carried out, two more suspects have been arrested for possession of large amounts of money believed to have been stolen during a CIT robbery that occurred in Burgersfort, Limpopo, late last month.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) on Tuesday said the Limpopo Tracing Team followed up on information provided by Crime Intelligence and went to a house in Metz, Ga-Sekororo, the home one of the outstanding alleged CIT robbers. The police did not find the suspect but upon searching the house, they recovered large amount of money.
An elderly woman aged 61 and her 27-year-old son were arrested for possession of suspected stolen money and money laundering as they failed to explain who the cash belonged to.
Police also confiscated two Toyota Quatums and one Volkswagen combi as well a National Defence Force uniform.
The suspects will appear in Lenyenye Magistrate’s Court.
Six other suspects were arrested just two days after the robbery.
Police spokesperson Colonel Brenda Muridili said some of the money that was stolen during the robbery was recovered, as well as five unlicensed firearms with ammunition. Muridili said police also seized five vehicles.
Muridili said “It is reported that just after 6:30 pm on Monday, an unknown number of suspects robbed security guards of an undisclosed amount of money after allegedly using explosives to bomb the armoured vehicle”.
Muridili further said police in the province immediately implemented the 72-hour activation plan to mobilise Limpopo’s crime intelligence, highway patrol and tracking team, Polokwane airwing as well as Pretoria and Ekhurhuleni tactical response teams.
Muridili added that “The team followed up on intelligence which led them to Polokwane, Mokopane and Lebowakgomo where six suspects were arrested at their hideouts.
“The police confiscated at the scenes, five vehicles, of which four are suspected to have been robbed from their owners while the fifth belongs to one of the suspects. Five unlicensed firearms and ammunition, as well as an undisclosed amount of money, were also seized”.