Cash-In-Transit Heist Accused Unmasked In Mpumalanga Court

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A 22-year-old man accused of taking part in a violent cash-in-transit that involved ramming an armoured vehicle and bombing it to get the money inside has been unmasked in court.

The arrested cash-in-transit robbery accused has been named as Sandiso Ngomane

He was remanded in custody when he was brought before the Kabokweni Magistrate’s Court in Mpumalanga on Friday. 

Ngomane was arrested by the Hawks on Thursday – three weeks after the armed robbery.

The accused has been linked to the cash-in-transit heist that occurred on Saturday, 19 March 2022, in which a Fidelity armoured vehicle traveling from Mbombela towards Masoyi was attacked.

About 1 km from the Masoyi Police Station, armed robbers rammed their car into the armoured van and forced it off the road.

The driver and two crew members were disarmed before the armoured vehicle was bombed. The gang of robbers prised open three safes, stole the money and made their gateway.

Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi said a car that was used to ram the armoured vehicle was found on the scene completely burned out.

One of the crew members was slightly injured and treated on the scene.

Investigations by the Hawks linked the accused to the armed robbery through fingerprints found on the scene.

Ngomane was arrested in Hazyview in Mpumalanga on Thursday and was remanded in custody when he appeared in court the next day.

The suspect will be back in court on 19 April 2022.