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Cash-in-transit robbery accused released on R10 000 bail

The accused was allegedly involved in an attempted cash-in-transit robbery that occurred in May 2020. He was released on bail of R10 000.

On Wednesday February 21, a 53-year-old man appeared in the KaBokweni Magistrate’s Court for an attempted cash-in-transit robbery and attempted murder.

According to Hawks provincial spokesperson, Warrant Officer Thandi Tshabalala, the accused, John Ramma Makhubele, was rearrested on the same day by the Hawks’ Nelspruit-based Serious Organised Crime Investigation Unit for an attempted cash-in-transit robbery and attempted murder. The arrest followed after the accused was linked to the alleged crime.

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“It is alleged that on March 25, 2020, a Fidelity armoured vehicle was attacked by suspects utilising three vehicles – a Ford Ranger, a Ford Fiesta, and a VW Polo. A security guard was wounded when the suspects fired shots, and the guard returned fire. The suspects fled the scene. The three vehicles were recovered with blood stains inside and outside, and samples were taken as part of the investigation,” she said.

Tshabalala also said the accused was arrested shortly after the incident and later released due to insufficient evidence linking him to the alleged crime.

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Then a forensic investigation was conducted that linked him to the alleged crime. A warrant for his arrest was issued and he was arrested.

He was granted R10 000 bail and the case was postponed to May 9.

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