Cash-in-transit heist is becoming a regular incident in the country, even when some of the perperators are been caught by the security.
Report indicates that a Crime Intelligence led operation saw to the arrests of six suspects allegedly plotting a cash in transit (CIT) heist in the Eastern Cape on Monday.
The suspects were intercepted at Alice, Krwakrwa Village and a total of six suspects were arrested while four are still on the run.
According to the spokesperson for the National Commissioner of Police Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, Crime Intelligence received a tip-off that a group of armed men from the Western Cape was planning to rob a CIT vehicle in Alice in the Eastern Cape.
The police team also recovered two R4 rifles, four R5 rifles, a revolver as well as minibus taxi and a sedan.
The firearms will be sent for ballistic testing to establish if they were used to commit other crimes.
A white Toyota Double Cab was also found abandoned along the road at Fort Beaufort, which was then confiscated.
According to General Khehla Sitole.”While we are making significant inroads into curbing cash-in-transit heists, more work needs to be done as these robberies continue to plague us”,
“I continue to call on communities to assist us with any information that can help proactively respond to serious and violent crimes”, added Sitole.