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Woman arrested for daring Polokwane cash heist

30 May 2018 - 15:25 By Naledi Shange
Handcuffs. File photo.
Handcuffs. File photo.
Image: Wikimedia Commons

A 26-year-old woman was among those arrested for a cash-in-transit heist in Polokwane this week‚ the Hawks said on Wednesday.

Lethabo Ntlhane was arrested along with Howard Hlophe‚ 33‚ Isaac Seranotswe‚ 40‚ Nkosingiphile Msimango‚ 39‚ Daniel Bambiso‚ 49‚ and 39-year-old Collen Hlungwani‚ said Captain Matimba Maluleke.

They appeared in court on Wednesday‚ and the case was postponed to June 12.

Maluleke said some of the gang members had been arrested on Monday shortly after the heist‚ while others had been arrested on Tuesday.

The heist took place a few kilometres outside Polokwane‚ near Seshego‚ on Monday morning.

A group of armed suspects in a white Isuzu double cab and a blue Rav4 attacked the cash-carrying van first by firing shots at its wheels‚ forcing the vehicle to stop.

The vehicles used in the robbery were believed to have been stolen in Gauteng.

"During the operation members recovered two stolen vehicles with false registration plates‚ ammunition‚ cartridges‚ money bags and explosives‚" said Maluleke.

While a seventh suspect was also arrested‚ he had not appeared with the other six gang members.

The Hawks said investigations into his involvement were continuing.