Norman Moeli and Maredi Letsoalo‚ aged 44‚ who are facing charges of conspiracy to commit housebreaking and theft at an FNB branch in Randburg‚ appeared in court on Monday.
“It is alleged that the suspects… with their accomplices conspired to rob the bank using their company resources‚” ‚” Mulamu said.
“They apparently drilled the wall to gain access to the bank volt. About 362 safety deposit boxes containing valuables such as firearms‚ jewellery‚ money‚ and documents‚ were stolen.”
Officers “nabbed the unsuspecting Letsoalo in Winterveldt‚ Pretoria and Moeli in Centurion on Thursday morning”.
The arrests followed the brazen theft of safety deposit boxes at FNB branches last year.
Thieves penetrated a vault at FNB Parktown on New Year’s Eve and took R1.7-million in cash and valuables from about 30 safety deposit boxes.