Community policing forum helps nab cash-in-transit gang

05 June 2018 - 11:10
By Naledi Shange
Handcuffs. File Photo.
Image: SUHAIB SALEM Handcuffs. File Photo.

A group of alert community policing forum members assisted police in nabbing a gang minutes after they tried to carry out a heist in Heidelberg‚ police said on Tuesday.

The incident happened on Monday night on the R511.

"CPF members heard the explosion and rushed to the scene‚" police said in a statement.

"[The] suspects fled the scene without cash in a VW Polo. Three were later arrested at Henley train station."

The gang is believed to be from Natalspruit.

The two vehicles used during the heist‚ the Polo and a Lexus‚ had not been reported stolen.

None of the CIT guards were injured.

The suspects were to appear in court soon.