South Africa, Cape Town – SBV Services group chief executive Mark Barrett is offering up to R1 million for information that will lead to the successful arrest and prosecution of the suspects behind the attempted cash in transit heist at the Colorado Park Shopping Centre, Mitchells Plain, on Monday, which resulted in the serious injury of one of its security personnel.
“We are offering this reward in response to the senseless shooting of our colleague. And to ensure that all those involved in this attack are brought to book and feel the full consequences of the law.
“Our colleague has been seriously injured and remains in hospital. Our thoughts are with our colleague and his family during this traumatic time.”
Meanwhile, In Kraaifontein, police officers arrested nine suspects for allegedly robbing a liquor store in Brackenfell.
The incident on Tuesday afternoon has left the community in shock.
According to Van Wyk, acting on a tip-off from Brackenfell police, Kraaifontein officers searched for the suspects, reported being in the TRA informal settlement, Wallacedene.
“The officers conducted a thorough foot patrol but did not encounter the suspects. Later that evening at about 11 pm, crime prevention officers spotted the two vehicles used in the armed robbery at an illegal shebeen in Bloekombos. Upon investigation of the vehicles, nine male suspects, fitting the descriptions and aged between 23 and 37 were arrested on charges of business robbery. The two vehicles were confiscated.”
They are due to appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court once charged.