Two men appeared before the Bafokeng District Court after impersonating police officials at the Bafokeng police station. The matter was postponed to 17 June 2021 for further investigations.
Sfiso Nkosi and Siphumuzo Buthelezi went to Phokeng police station where they falsely identified themselves as police officers assigned to profile suspects arrests for an alleged cash-in-transit armed robbery that occurred in Majakaneng on 08 June 2021.
Following a background check on Nkosi and Buthelezi, police followed them to their car and discovered unauthorised explosives and one firearm licence. The two are charged for possession of unauthorised explosives and impersonating police officials.
Police forensic investigations are yet to reveal if the explosives discovered on the two suspects are similar to those used during the cash-in-transit heist that occurred in Majakaneng near Brits. More charges may be added should there be a positive link between the two suspects and the ten men who were arrested in Majakaneng for the cash heist.
The ten suspects they allegedly wanted to profile, appeared in Bafokeng District Court on 09 June 2021. They are charged with aggravated robbery, hijacking, possession of unauthorised explosives, possession of suspected stolen money and possession of firearms and ammunition. Their matter was also postponed to 17 June 2021 for formal bail application and the state will oppose it.
They allegedly robbed a cash-in-transit van of an undisclosed amount and fled the scene following a shoot-out with a driver of an escort vehicle that was following the cash van.
Following an intensified search for the suspects, police arrested ten men and discovered a vehicle that was hijacked during the heist, stained cash, 12 firearms, ammunition and four vehicles.
Nkosi and Buthelezi and the ten arrested for the alleged heist will remain in police custody until their next court appearance.