The Hawks’ National Bureau for Illegal Firearms Control and Priority Violent Crime Unit (NBIFCPVC) has arrested a 32 year-old suspect on the 26 July 2019 for alleged armed robbery.
Hawks investigation has linked the suspect to a cash-in-transit heist that occurred at Bayside Food Centre, Epping on the 25July 2019. The security crew collected cash at the centre and on their return to the armoured vehicle, it was missing.
The vehicle was later recovered at Noxolo Street in Langa. The driver was unharmed whilst an undisclosed amount of cash and his firearm were taken.
The driver recounted that, he was approached by three suspects who threatened him with explosives. They allegedly disarmed him before instructing him to drive to a location where they offloaded an undisclosed amount of money before they fled the scene.
The suspect is expected to appear at the Goodwood Magistrate’s court today to face charges of armed robbery.