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handcuffsANA reports that a policeman and a 36-year-old man, arrested in connection with a failed cash-in-transit heist, were due to appear in the Brits Magistrate‚Äôs Court on Thursday to apply for bail.  

The policeman, attached to the Brits police station, faces charges of conspiracy to commit robbery, possession of an unlicensed or prohibited firearm and ammunition and the possession of a suspected stolen motor vehicle.  He was arrested after the police received a tip-off that a cash-in-transit heist was planned to take place on the Rosslyn road near Brits.  A police team was successfully deployed to prevent the heist and catch the suspects.  After the police spotted an Audi and two Mercedes Benz vehicles, a shoot-out and a high-speed car chase ensued.  Police managed to stop one of the Mercedes vehicles and arrest a man as well as recover a rifle.  They were given information about a house in Elandsrand in Brits where the suspects were hiding.  A suspected stolen Mercedes was found at the property that allegedly belongs to a police officer.  The policeman was arrested and an unlicensed firearm and ammunition were seized.

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