Eight CIT heist suspects nabbed

eNCA reporter Ayesha Ismail was at their first court appearance. #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Eight cash-in-transit heist suspects have been nabbed.

They've appeared in the Paarl Magistrate's Court under heavy police guard, suspected of being involved in a number of crimes.

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They were heading to Cape Town from the Eastern Cape when they were caught.

The men were nabbed by a joint multi-disciplinary team, including the Hawks, National Priority Violent Crimes as well as Crime Intelligence.

VIDEO: Cash in transit robbery in Laudium

Once they reached the Huguenot Tunnel in Paarl, a shoot-out ensued and three of the suspects were shot dead.

The eight men will now remain in custody until 20 November when their bail applications will be heard.

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