A WOMAN ARRESTED FOR LIMPOPO CASH-IN-TRANSIT HEISTDate: 2018-05-31
The Hawks' have arrested a mother and her co-accused in connection with a cash-in-transit heist on Monday.
The arrest of the 32-year-old mother of two, as well as six men, took place yesterday. The group was arrested at a house in Extension 73 near Madiba Park in Seshego, South Africa.
A neighbour, who asked not to be named for fear of victimisation, said she was woken up at 2 am by the screams of the children of the arrested woman.
According to Sowetan Live, she said, "When I peeped through the window I saw lots of police cars and officers in bullet-proof vests jumping the wall as they surrounded the entire house. I heard a loud bang against the door as police gained entry into the house".
The neighbour went on to say that the children, a girl aged six and a boy aged two, had to witness how their mother got arrested in the early morning hours. "The mother was found with another man in the house who was also arrested," she said.
The neighbour added that she knew that is was only the woman living there with her two children.
The Hawks' provincial spokesperson, Captain Matimba Maluleke said they have recovered two stolen vehicles with false registration plates, money bags and explosives at the woman's, who was arrested, house.
The Captain added that both the cars, a white Ford Kuga and a Toyota bakkie, were riddled with bullet holes. Five of the other arrests took place on Monday and Tuesday mornings in Groblersdal.
Another neighbour described the woman as someone who would like to throw lavish parties, and people would arrive in "luxury cars".
"We would see big expensive cars parked outside her house and friends braaing meat and drinking. It was always a surprise to us how she could afford such a lavish lifestyle when she is unemployed," said the neighbour.
"The woman had inherited her mother's RDP house that she demolished and built a five-roomed house with a double garage within a week in 2013," the resident said. "The woman's house stands out in a township clustered with RDP houses." according to Sowetan Live.
This is a developing story, more to come.