SUCCESS: Cash-in-transit skelms caught

Spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andrè Traut said a protracted investigation by detectives from the Organised Crime unit into a spate of cash-in-transit and armed robberies has yielded results.

Dubbed “Operation Crackdown”, the weekend swoop on a number of premises led to the arrest of four suspects.

Traut said in Malmesbury detectives and Tactical Response Team members arrested a 32-year-old suspect in connection with a robbery at a security company, where a number of firearms were stolen.

In another raid in the same area, police picked up two suspects, aged 43 and 45, in connection with an Athlone cash-in-transit robbery that occurred in April.

Police also seized a firearm and arrested a 33-year-old man in Khayelitsha. The man was arrested in connection with a February cash-in-transit robbery in Harare.

Traut said the 33-year-old was due in court for the illegal possession of a firearm.

“Further investigations will determine whether the suspects can be linked to other cases,” he added.