23.11.2020 01:11 pm
Two motor vehicles and four rifles were recovered after the failed cash-in-transit robbery.
One suspect was arrested on Monday, 23 November, after a failed cash-in-transit (CIT) robbery on Forbes Street in Meadowlands, Soweto.
They were allegedly in possession of fraudulent documents bearing the Hawks’ logo.
Several suspected stolen items were seized at the residences of the suspects.
The incident on Thursday comes after two security officers, also contracted to Eskom, died after they were shot in Lenasia South on 10 November.
Investigations revealed that the suspects were not Hawks members, and were in possession of fraudulent documents containing the Hawks logo.
Reports indicate the modus operandi was the same as Thursday’s attack, where a vehicle drove past trucks while the occupants threw petrol bombs at them.
The woman was shot after being approached by a man who demanded her cellphone. She handed it over, and was shot.
It is alleged that, during April 2017, one of the accused allegedly fraudulently submitted false tax returns to SARS, which caused the tax man a loss of around R2.2 million.
The man was arrested after the Western Cape’s anti-corruption unit conducted an operation at Belville South SAPS.
Police and emergency services declared the woman dead at the scene, and her elderly, blind son was transported to hospital with serious injuries.
The six-year-old boy was found by police with multiple injuries, after being choked with a chain and assaulted with a belt by his father. His mother was also being abused.
He is expected to appear in the Seshego Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
CEO of Fidelity Services Group Walt Bartmann said the suspects injured two of the officers. The robbers made off with ‘a limited amount of cash’, though reports suggest the amount was R30 million.
Two people, aged 25 and 30, were arrested and charged with dealing in dagga.