Media Statement from Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS)
South African Police Service
MPUMALANGA – Petrus Doctor Nkosi (53), a Warrant Officer attached to the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation Unit was arrested by his own colleagues on Monday 14 May 2018 for conspiracy to commit cash in transit heist, armed robbery, money laundering, defeating the ends of justice and unauthorised use of state vehicle.
The officer allegedly conspired with a cash in transit heist syndicate during 2015 which reportedly resulted in a bank robbery and a cash in transit heist in Hazyview that year.
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 14 May 2018 and he was granted R8 000.00 bail and the case has been postponed to May16 pending further investigation.