Hawks arrest 7 in connection with Limpopo cash-in-transit heist

The Hawks made the arrests early on Tuesday morning in different parts of the province.

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JOHANNESBURG - Seven people have been arrested in connection with a cash-in-transit heist in Limpopo.

Criminals used explosives to blow up the vehicle and made off with an undisclosed amount of money on Tuesday.

One of the security guards, who was in the van at the time of the crime, was injured.

The Hawks made the arrests early on Tuesday morning in different parts of the province.

Money bags, two stolen vehicles, ammunition and explosives were also recovered.

The Hawk's Matimba Maluleke says the group will appear in the Polokwane magistrates court on Tuesday.

"During the operation, we recovered two vehicles - a Toyota Hilux and a Ford Kuga - with bullet holes and false registration plates. They were reported stolen in Gauteng. More arrests are imminent.

"We applaud al the units that are involved in the trackign down of this case. We appeal to the members of the community to continue providing us with information."

Meanwhile, no arrests have yet been made in connection with the cash-in-transit heist in Centurion yesterday, in which gunmen targeted a van at the Celtisdal shopping centre.

In the last month, there have been at least ten cash-in-transit heists across the country.