Durban – Two suspects, arrested for a spate of cash in transit robberies in Polokwane, Seshego, Mankweng and Ritavi, have been sentenced to 285 years behind bars.
Hawks spokesperson, Captain Matimba Maluleke, said between September and October 2017, Boitumelo Daniel Aphane (34) and Solly Solomon Monama (38) committed a series of cash in transit robberies which resulted in the loss of money.
He said officers from the Polokwane Serious Organised Crime Investigation of the Hawks and Provincial Organised Crime worked together to trace and track the duo.
The team recovered R250 00 in cash and an AK47 rifle during their arrest.
The perpetrators were sentenced to a combined total of 285 years for robbery under aggravating circumstances, found guilty on 5 counts and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on each count and unlawful possession of a firearm, found guilty on 11 counts and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment on each count.