By Robert Maswanganyi
Makhado- Police has arrested two suspects, aged 30 and 40 on Wednesday night and the stolen cash of more than two million rand has been recovered.
The first suspect was arrested at Ravele Riverside in Tshilwavhisikhu and his accomplice was later arrested at Elim Mabedengwa in Watervaal.
The operation consists of teams of operatives comprising members derived from the provincial organized crime, crime intelligence, the Makhado task team and Thohoyandou tactical response team, which commenced on Wednesday afternoon, proceeded throughout the night until Thursday morning.
It was characterized by relentless searches, and probing. A digging team was assembled to conduct a well coordinated operation at different identified sites by the members at three different premises and produced positive results when cash in bank notes was recovered buried in the yards.
Some of the cash was found stashed in ice cream containers and refuse bags.
Police spokeswoman Brigadier Motlafela Mojalefa said this was after information was received of a substantial amount of money that went missing from the Cash-in-Transit Company in Louis Trichard.
“The suspects, who are employed by the CIT company were responsible for collecting cash from various places, and instead of making deposits, they then took the money.
One of the suspects had already bought a double cab vehicle. The vehicle was also confiscated,” said Motlafela Mojalefa.
It’s been reported that the total cash recovered amounted to 2,6 million rands.
The provincial commissioner of police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba also visited this operation and commended the members on conducting a well coordinated operation that led to the arrest of the suspects and the recovery of the stolen cash.
“The suspects will appear in Louis Trichardt magistrate court soon on a charge of theft,” concluded Motlafela Mojalefa.