The Hawks have arrested the driver of a cash-in-transit vehicle who allegedly drove off with money when his crew stopped at a Cape mall on Monday.
The incident occurred on Monday evening and the suspect was tracked down and nabbed by members of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation the following day.
The 35-year-old is due to appear at the Stellenbosch Magistrates’ Court today.
“It is alleged that the driver fled with the money when the crew stepped out of the van at a local mall in Somerset West,” says spokesman Captain Lloyd Ramovha
“When the crew returned, the vehicle and the driver were nowhere to be found.
“The local police were alerted to a scene at Khayelitsha Cemetery where they discovered the abandoned security van.
“The doors and vault were apparently grinded open, the money missing.
“It has transpired that approximately six suspects held the cemetery guards at gunpoint while the others were allegedly grinding the vault before they offloaded the money.”
Police ask that anyone with information to contact their nearest police, or call 08600 10111 or send an anonymous SMS to Crime Line at 32211.