By Kaya 959 Reporter
A 48-year-old cash guard has been arrested for theft after he allegedly stole money meant to be loaded into an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM).
The Hawks Serious and Organised Crime Investigation Team in Gauteng arrested Japhet Khumalo in Vlakfontein, Lenasia South, on Friday.
“Khumalo’s arrest emanated from his employer, Fidelity Security Services’ daily inspection of cash reported to have been loaded on ATM in the Sasolburg area on Thursday, says Hawks spokesperson, Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu.
Mulamu says the matter was reported to the Hawks after it was established that R200 000 cash was missing.
She says the investigation team swiftly traced Khumalo and arrested him.
“Further investigation led the police to another address in the same area where they recovered a bag containing the suspected stolen cash inside a wardrobe.
“Khumalo was subsequently charged with theft and during his court appearance. He was remanded in custody pending investigation,” says Mulamu.
The case was postponed to Monday, 18 October 2021 for a formal bail application. The matter was referred to the Sasolburg police detectives for further investigation.
Khumalo’s arrest comes after another cash guard was arrested last month. The guard was nabbed four years after he allegedly stole R2 million. According to police, the man was driving a cash-in-transit vehicle in Richards Bay.
While his crew was loading money, the man allegedly vanished with two bags. He was arrested in Empangeni.
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