Johannesburg - Police have arrested 40 people linked to the spate of cash-in-transit heists in South Africa in the past 30 days.
"More than 40 suspects involved in these crime categories have been arrested since the implementation of a nationwide stabilisation operation on the 4th of June 2018," police spokesman Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said in a statement on Friday.
"Four of these suspects rank among the top 20 of identified suspects wanted for similar crimes. A substantial amount of money, as well as arms and ammunition, were confiscated."
Naidoo said there have been at least five attempted robberies on cash-in-transit vehicles in the past week.
These included an attempted robbery that happened along the N8 highway in the Free State. Two cash vehicles, one travelling on the N8 highway from Thaba Nchu and the other from Botshabelo to Bloemfontein were attacked by a group of armed men, who shot and wounded both drivers.