As the saying goes, everyday for the thief and one day for the owner of the house. The gang stole bags of money and hijacked a cop vehicle.
According to a police source, a gang of five thugs arrived at the Nyala Centre in L section, KwaMashu, KZN in a BMW and a bakkie on Wednesday.
They allegedly robbed a Fidelity Guards vehicle loading EasyPay ATMs. The source said the suspects took five bags of money from the armoured vehicle and then hijacked a cop vehicle!
“The female cop driver was forced out of the vehicle,” said the source.
“Ntuzuma cops were alerted, and while on the way to the scene they spotted the hijacked vehicle with two occupants and gave chase.”
KZN Hawks spokesman Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said the Hawks are investigating cases of cash-in-transit heist, attempted murder and hijacking.
“Three security guards were accosted while loading ATMs. The suspects then fired shots at the guards and robbed them of their firearms and five bags of cash,” said Mhlongo.
He added that during the chase between the thugs and Ntuzuma detectives, two cops were injured and taken to hospital for treatment.
“A suspect (29) was arrested and five bags of cash and a firearm were recovered. The arrested suspect is expected to appear in Ntuzuma Magistrates Court soon,” he said.