The Hawks National Precedence Violent Crimes personnel (NPVC), together with the Attaqua K9 Unit from Oudtshoorn, bag arrested a South African National Defence Force (SANDF) member following a cash-in-transit heist at a petroleum station in Oudtshoorn.
Hawks spokesperson Zinzi Hani said the 36 year susceptible SANDF Captain, attached to the Infantry Faculty in Oudtshoorn, became once arrested on Friday 23 July 2021 and could perhaps be the fourth suspect to be charged after three suspects were arrested quickly after the incident.
This comes after security guards from Fidelity Cash Concepts were robbed while collecting cash from a petroleum station on Monday 29 July.
“Surely one of many security guards became once accosted by two armed suspects while on his formula lend a hand to his armoured vehicle. He became once disarmed of his carrier pistol and robbed of a salvage containing cash. Minutes after the robbery, the Hawks’ personnel stopped a Nissan Sentra and arrested three occupants. A search of the vehicle resulted within the seizure of the stolen security guard firearm and sealed cash salvage containing the stolen cash, along with a 2d firearm which had its serial number filed off,” Hand said.
The Hawks personnel also learned a corpulent build of living of SANDF uniform within the Nissan Sentra. Now not surely one of many three occupants were soldiers. A honest carrier medal became once pinned to the jacket with the title and despicable of the SANDF member.
“Extra probing learned that the vehicle that became once customary within the robbery, a white Toyota Tazz fitted with flawed number plates, had been driven by the SANDF member. The white Toyota Tazz drove faraway from the crime scene and stopped subsequent to a silver/blue Nissan Sentra and the stolen goods were transferred from the Toyota Tazz to the Nissan Sentra,” Hani said.
The Hawks personnel followed up on knowledge obtained from Oudtshoorn detectives on the whereabouts of the Toyota Tazz customary within the robbery. The Tazz became once learned parked inside a storage of a build of living in Oudtshoorn, now not removed from the Infantry Faculty. The build of living of flawed number plates customary within the robbery became once learned all the map in which by the vehicle.
“In consequence, the SANDF member became once arrested,” Hani said.
The suspect is predicted appear within the Oudtshoorn Magistrates Court on Monday where he’s going to face charges of robbery with traumatic instances.