Three security guards and a former Fidelity Security Group employee were arrested by the Hawks on Friday in connection with a money transport robbery on the main N2 road near Harding on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal.
On Wednesday, Hawks Province spokesman Capt Simphiwe Mhlongo said four men between the ages of 31 and 60 were arrested in connection with the incident.
“It is believed that two armored vehicles were en route from Port Shepstone to Kokstad after collecting a large amount of cash from the depot. While driving in the convoy, one vehicle disappeared and the other was allegedly intercepted by the suspects. “
Mhlongo said an undisclosed amount of money was withdrawn and the suspects fled the scene.
” A case of money transport robbery was reported at Harding Police Station and Hawks -Members assigned for thorough investigation. “
Members of Port Shepstone’s Serious Organized Crime Division and Crime Intelligence came forward and made the arrests after interviewing all the robbed security guards.
” It was established during the interview that three of the guards were allegedly involved. It is believed that they collaborated with the suspects and committed the robbery. Their homes were searched and three of them were found with cash allegedly taken during the raid. A total of R 709,510 were reclaimed. “
Sources close to the investigation said the fourth suspect was a former employee who was laid off last month.
Wahl Bartmann, CEO of Fidelity Services Group, confirmed the reports , but said the investigation was at a sensitive stage and was unable to provide any further comments.
The suspects are expected to appear in Harding District Court on Wednesday.