More suspects arrested in Steelpoort heist

STEELPOORT

Limpopo SAPS have made a break through in the cash in transit (CIT) heist in Steelpoort, the robbery occurred on September 28.

Two more suspects were arrested for possession of large amounts of money believed to have been stolen during the robbery that occurred in Burgersfort

“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,” said Limpopo SAPS spokesman Col Moatshe Ngoepe.

An elderly woman aged 61 and her 27-year-old son were placed under arrest for possession of suspected stolen money and money laundering as they failed to explain who the cash belonged to.

The police also confiscated two Toyota Quatums and one Volkswagen kombi as well a National Defence Force uniform.

Ngoepe said the suspects will appear in the Lenyenye Magistrates Court soon.

On September 28, six alleged suspects were arrested immediately after the heist.

Some of the stolen money was recovered.

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 undisclosed amount of money were also seized.

The public is encouraged to send tip-offs utilizing the MySAPS App or to contact the SAPS Crime Stop number ‪08600 10111. All information received will be treated with confidentiality.

Thapelo Motseo

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