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Second accused arrested for cash-in-transit heist

MPUMALANGA – The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation in Mpumalanga executed a warrant of arrest against the second accused, Lucky Surprise Maseko (24) yesterday, 26 May 2021 after he was linked to cash in transit heist, murder and theft of motor vehicles. He was taken to Kabokweni Magistrates’ Court where he was remanded in custody until 04 June 2021 for a formal bail application.

It is alleged that on 16 April 2021, a group of armed men stormed at the cash truck outside the service station at Kabokweni whilst the security guards were loading cash. The suspects allegedly fired several shots, fatally wounding the driver. They allegedly grabbed several bags and fled the scene in a white BMW and a grey Toyota Hilux bakkie. It was later confirmed that the bags which the suspects took contained stationery and no money was stolen.

The incident incited the Hawks’ investigation and during the investigation, the vehicles that were used were found in the garage of a house at Mahushu in Masoyi few days after the incident. It was discovered that the bakkie was stolen at Matsulu and BMW was hijacked at KaNyamazane. The owner of the house, Sydney Mokoena (41) was arrested and charged for possession of suspected stolen vehicles on 18 April 2021 and was later linked to the cash in transit heist.

He appeared in court on 20 April 2021 and he was remanded in custody until 04 June 2021 where he will be joined by his co-accused, Maseko.

Source: South African Police Service