Three men aged between 29 and 34-years are expected to appear before the Fort Beaufort Magistrate’s Court on Friday after they were arrested for an alleged cash-in-transit heist, the Directorate for priority crime investigation (Hawks) said.
Hawks spokesperson Captain Anelisa Feni said: “It is alleged that on Tuesday, at approximately 11:40, a Fidelity security guard was in the process of loading cash in an ATM at a Superspar in Fort Beaufort, when three armed men accosted and disarmed him before they took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene using a getaway vehicle that was awaiting nearby.”
Feni said members of the Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit of the Hawks and Fort Beaufort police immediately started to search for the suspects.
At approximately 15:30 their investigation led them to Mdeni Village in Fort Beaufort where they arrested three men. Members also recovered four pistols, including the pistol belonging to the security company. A portion of the undisclosed amount of money was also recovered.
Investigations are continuing and further arrests have not been ruled out, Feni added.
– African News Agency (ANA)