Raeesa Kimmie
1 minute read
28 May 2018
12:24 pm

UPDATE: Limpopo roads closed due to cash-in-transit heist

Raeesa Kimmie

The Department of Transport are advising motorists to use alternative routes, as Westenburg/Matlala Road is currently closed. Two security officers sustained injuries.

Photo: Limpopo Police

According to the spokesperson for the Department of Transport, Matome Moremi-Taueatsoala, the D19 – Westernburg/Matlala Road is temporarily closed due to an earlier cash-in-transit heist incident, Bosveld Review reports.

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According to police spokesperson, Lt Col Moatshe Ngoepe, the heist took place in the early hours of this morning, 28 May, along the Matlala Road in the Westenburg policing area, outside Polokwane.

“At about 05:35, a group of armed suspects driving in a white Isuzu double cab and a blue Toyota Rav4, attacked a security vehicle transporting money by firing shots at its wheels until it became stationary,” he said.

Photo: Limpopo police

The suspects held the security officers at gunpoint and used explosives to blast the safe open before fleeing the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. Two security officers sustained injuries and were taken to hospital for medical attention.

“The Provincial Commissioner has since put together a dedicated joint task team to hunt the armed suspects down. Anyone with information which can lead to their arrest may contact Captain Richard Boshomane at 079 894 5501; the crime stop number 0860010111; the crime line sms 32211 or the nearest police station,” Ngoepe concluded.

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