PRETORIA – The continuous police investigation into the armed robbery at the SBV Depot in Witbank has led to the arrest of a former police reservist on Thursday.
Teenage Mabogane, 34, appeared in the Witbank Magistrate’s Court the same day and was remanded in custody until his next appearance on February 25.
The arrest of Mabogane brings the total number of the arrested suspects to 19. It is alleged that these suspects raided a SBV Depot in Witbank, overpowered four guards, kidnapped them and robbed them of the firearms before making way with R87 million.
The guards were later dropped along the Kromdraai road in Witbank. Mabogane was out on bail on a case of armed robbery in which he allegedly robbed Absa bank for an undisclosed amount of money in 2011.
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Media Statement from Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS)
Source : South African Police Service