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handcuffsTimeslive reports that police have claimed a big breakthrough in cash-in-transit heists‚ smashing a syndicate and arresting 23 people in raids across Pretoria and Johannesburg.  

Those arrested‚ who included three women‚ have been linked to two attempted cash heists and a heist which occurred in Gauteng last week.  They have also been linked to heists which occurred across SA earlier this year.  The latest arrests bring the number of suspected cash heist robbers caught since May to 50.  This weekend’s operation‚ which began on Friday night‚ involved simultaneous raids on homes in Soweto‚ Wonderboom and Soshanguve.  It involved officers from the Special Task Force‚ Crime Intelligence‚ National Intervention Unit and SAPS detectives.  The operations began after police intelligence officers received information on the location of two suspects who were linked to two heists in Boksburg in May.  National police commissioner General Khehla Sithole vowed that operations to catch those behind violent robberies‚ heists and hijackings — "which instill fear in citizens" — will continue.

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