Last Wednesday, a local reality television show film crew in Langa, South Africa, experienced a traumatic event that left them shaken and vulnerable. Two armed men approached the crew, who were in the process of loading R1 million worth of equipment into their vehicle. The robbers demanded the equipment, and fearing for their lives, the crew members complied. Unfortunately, the robbery didn’t end there. The robbers then forced the crew into the vehicle and drove to two separate houses to offload the stolen goods. Despite the harrowing experience, the crew members were released unharmed, but with a stern warning not to report the incident.
Early morning on June 29, a daring group of nine armed robbers attacked an ATM at a filling station in Odendaalsrus. Using force and violence, the robbers threatened and overpowered the staff, demanding money before bombing the ATM. ### Armed and Dangerous
In a tragic incident on Wednesday afternoon in Ocean View, Cape Town, two elderly brothers were brutally attacked by a group of men. Gerald and James Geldenhuis were trying to help strangers requesting water and cigarettes when they fell victim to a vicious robbery. Gerald, just three days before his 84th birthday, died as a result of the attack, while James, aged 73, suffered severe stab wounds and was rushed to the hospital.
On May 15, 2023, Thabo Clifford Benzana (36) and Eric Mangaliso Mvuka (39) appeared in the Wolmaransstad Magistrate’s Court after being arrested in Carletonville by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation. North West Crime Intelligence and Gauteng Highway Patrol worked together to bring about this arrest. The duo is accused of participating in a cashintransit robbery that occurred on January 5, 2023, approximately 5 kilometers away from Wolmaransstad.
On the evening of Thursday, 11 May 2023, a daring and failed robbery attempt took place at a jewellery store in Klerksdorp, which is situated in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District of North West Province, South Africa. However, thanks to the brave actions of a salesperson and the swift response of law enforcement officers, five suspects were apprehended and will face charges of business robbery at the Klerksdorp Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 15 May 2023.
The case against the five suspects accused of robbing German tourist Nick Frischke on the day he went missing has been postponed for further investigation. The accused faced a charge of aggravated robbery and will remain in custody. Carlo Guenantin, one of the accused, was previously convicted of attempted murder and released on parole last year. However, his parole is under revision following his failure to meet the conditions.
On Monday, 08 May 2023, a cashintransit heist occurred in the Waterberg District of Limpopo, South Africa. Authorities have launched a manhunt for the two suspects involved in the robbery. The incident took place at the R33Marble Hall Settlers T junction around 18:30.
The recent deaths of two South African Police Service (SAPS) members in Eastern Cape have sent shockwaves throughout the country. The incidents highlight the dangers that police officers face in the line of duty in South Africa. ## First Incident