Reports have it that the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) arrested a female bank manager for bank robbery.
BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that the female bank manager was arrested along five individuals who allegedly connived to rob a bank in Kuils River two years ago.
Speaking for Western Cape Hawks, Captain Lloyd Ramovha confirmed that the suspects were nabbed today and that a female bank manager is among them.
Captain Ramovha related that the suspects, aged between 32 and 48 were apprehended in pre-dawn raids on the Cape Flats by the Hawks, the police’s tactical response team, and the flying squad.
“These arrests come in the wake of sleepless nights put in by the members in ensuring that those responsible for the said crime, get to face the consequences of their actions.
“We hope this serves as a warning to those who…plan to commit crime. We will never be outwitted by criminals,” he proclaimed.
Adding that the crime fighting team raided several addresses around Athlone, Ramovha recounted that a Standard Bank branch was robbed on November 12, 2014.
According to him, an unknown number of armed individuals forced their way into the banking premises, held the staff hostage and afterwards, fled with more than R500 000.
The group is expected to appear before the Kuils River Magistrate’s Court on Monday. There, they’ll face charges relating to armed robbery with aggravating circumstances.
Meanwhile, SAPS arrested three suspects for the possession of illegal uncut diamonds and a large quantity of mandrax in Malmesbury.
1500 Mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of R60 000, and 57 stones likely uncut diamonds were recovered.
“One male age 58 and two females age 21 and 39 respectively were arrested on charges of possession of drugs and uncut diamonds. The suspects will appear in the Malmesbury Magistrates’ Court soon on the said charges,” SAPS stated.