Police starting to win cash heists war – Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele Photo: Liam Ngobeni

Six suspected cash-in-transit robbers have been apprehended.

Police Minister Bheki Cele said an intelligence-driven multidisciplinary team intercepted the suspects.

Recently, South Africa has been plagued by cash-in-transit heists, particularly Gauteng, prompting the minister and his national commissioner to implement extraordinary intervention measures nationally.

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“Since the implementation of these interventions on 4 June several suspects have been arrested and firearms, money and even explosives and explosive devices have been seized,” said Cele.

“More importantly, no cash-in-transit heists have been reported since. I am satisfied with the hard work and dedication shown by the multi-disciplinary teams.”

Since the high-density multi-disciplinary stability operation started, 21 cash-in-transit robbers, including the “number two” on a list of the 20 most wanted criminals have been arrested.

“These highly specialised tactical teams will continue to intensify operations until we are satisfied that we have everyone that is terrorising fellow South Africans while committing cash-in-transit robberies and related crimes,” said Cele.

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