Friday, July 19, 2024

South African police officer linked to Trojan armed robbery

In yet another breakthrough, a South African police officer is in South African cells after being arrested and linked to the P2 million Trojan Security company heist.

The money was being transported to Gantsi and belonged to Bank Gaborone.

Two days after five suspects were arraigned before the Molepolole magistrate court, last Thursday, a South African police officer was also arrested in South Africa after it emerged that he was allegedly also involved in the armed robbery. It is not clear whether the suspect was found in possession of the stolen money.

So far, one Motswana suspect implicated in the heist is still at large. In a brief interview with Telegraph on Monday, police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Christopher Mbulawa, said, “A South African national has been arrested in South Africa and he is linked to the Trojan armed robbery.” He said though he is not in a position to divulge more information, police are making progress in their investigations. Last Tuesday, five suspects who allegedly robbed Trojan Security Company (Motlatlhobi Bogapi, 33; Onkabetse Malope, 23; Brutas Mokgalo, 37; Gerald Zikhale, 32; and Meshack Kangangwane, 28) were charged with two counts of armed robbery and motor vehicle theft.

Last Wednesday, police retrieved about P200 000 from a pit latrine in Gabane; the money was said to be part of the loot.

To date, police have recovered about P1 million while the other part of the money is still missing.

The suspects were remanded in custody and they will appear before the court next week Tuesday.


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