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Mpumalanga police foil cash-in-transit heist

JOHANNESBURG, October 28 – A 35-year-old man was arrested and an alleged cash-in-transit (CIT) heist was foiled in Witbank, Mpumalanga.

Mpumalanga police spokesperson Colonel Mtsholi Bhembe said that on Friday, the province’s tracking team received intelligence about a syndicate that was planning a CIT heist.

Bhembe said that at the house they discovered two cars fitting the description of cars that had been hi-jacked in Gauteng.

“These vehicles, both Volkswagen Polos, one a TSI Silver-greyish in colour and the other a black model of yesteryear, were apparently going to be utilised as getaway cars after the heist would have been carried out,” Bhembe said.

“Further investigation within the premises led the police to discover a route schedule list that CIT vehicles in the area were utilising. A 35-year-old man believed to be the owner of the house was arrested and will appear at the Witbank Magistrate’s Court soon, facing an array of charges among them car hijacking and possession of stolen motor vehicles.”

Bhembe said investigations continued.

Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General, Mondli Zuma, urged officers to soldier on, “creating a safe and secure environment for the inhabitants of the province”.

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