Member of Mpumalanga Hawks has been arrested for allegedly taking part in a cash-in-transit heist and armed robbery.

HAWKS spokesperson Captain Done Lucy Sekgotodi said Petrus Doctor Nkosi (53), a Warrant Officer attached to the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation Unit was arrested by his own colleagues for conspiracy to commit cash-in-transit heist, armed robbery, money laundering, defeating the ends of justice and unauthorised use of state vehicle.

She said the officer allegedly conspired with a cash-in -transit heist syndicate during 2015 which reportedly resulted in a bank robbery and a cash heist in Hazyview where R1.4 million was robbed.

Sekgotodi said investigations linked Nkosi to the syndicates through money market transactions where his relative allegedly withdrew money on his behalf.

Nkosi appeared in the Nelspruit Magistrate`s Court on Monday and he was granted R8 000 bail and the case has been postponed to 16 May pending further investigation.

Source: Dailysun