Police have arrested four alleged robbers intending to commit robberies on Monday in Welkom.
A POSSIBLE ROBBERY WAS FOILED ON MONDAY AFTERNOON
Colonel Thandi Mbambo, police spokesperson said arrests happened around 16:50 on Monday afternoon.
“Members of Tactical Response Team in Welkom followed an intelligence-driven information.”
Mbambo said police suspected that the four men intending to commit robberies around Lejweleputswa were in possession of firearms.
“The suspects were said to be traveling from Virginia to Henneman with a Grey Hyundai Getz.”
She said the vehicle was spotted at Hennenman at about 22:00 and the tactical team approached.
TWO FIREARMS WITH FILED OFF SERIAL NUMBERS WERE CONFISTCATED
“The vehicle with four occupants was searched and two firearms with ammunition, both with serial numbers that were filed-off, were found.”
She furthermore said all four suspects, aged between 27 and 34, failed to produce licenses to possess firearms and were subsequently arrested.
“The vehicle was also confiscated. Suspects will appear at Welkom Magistrate Court soon a charge of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.”
Meanwhile, in Gauteng, four security guards were left with minor injuries after their cash-in-transit convoy was attacked on the N1 highway and the N17 near west Johannesburg on Monday, 5 July.
The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash and set fire to three of the vehicles used in the heist.
According to reports, the four security guards were “fortunate” to have only sustained minor injuries during the incident.
An off-duty ER24 medic passed the scene shortly after the CIT heist took place.
“He was making his way home from a shift when he noticed a vehicle on fire on the highway,” said ER24.