A tip-off from a community member has led to the arrest of six suspects who had robbed an Absa Bank in Mhala, Mpumalanga on March 19 this year.
The bank employee and a technician, who are still at large, allegedly organised the robbery and gave the suspects the keys to unlock the ATM doors. A total of R1.2 million was stolen.
On Sunday the Hawks swooped on the suspects at Pienaar and Kanyamazane. A BMW and a Polo GTI which were used during the robbery were recovered. Also seized was a Toyota Corolla which was allegedly bought with the stolen money.
Nhlanhla Benedict Nkuna (30), Sibusiso Makhubela (24), Sibusiso Nhleko (29), Nkosinathi Given Mashabane (25), Mxolisi Lubisi (29) and Bonginkosi Cyprian Mabuza (27) have been remanded in custody by the Mhala Magistrate’s Court.
They will be in the dock again on 20 April 2015 where they make a bid for bail. More arrests are eminent.
Enquiries: Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi – 082 373 2408
Source : South African Police Service