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Hawks make breakthrough arrests in SSA robbery case

An estimated R50m worth of foreign currency was stolen from the agency’s high-security headquarters.

The Hawks will take delivery of 80 of these. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN
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PRETORIA – The Hawks have confirmed they've made a breakthrough in the investigation into a burglary at the State Security Agency with the arrest of two suspects. 

An estimated R50 million worth of foreign currency was stolen from the agency’s high-security headquarters in the east of Pretoria on 25 December. 

The Hawks appealed to the public for help earlier this week when it released surveillance footage showing a hooded man walking down an office corridor.

Spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi says two suspects are scheduled to appear in court today, but the matter is expected to be postponed until Monday.

“We have arrested two suspects so far. Investigations are moving swiftly. The investigations has been dealt with professionalism. Our members have been on the ground since this incident was reported. We are pursuing the other suspects.”

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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