The hawks found a full SANDF uniform in the getaway vehicle. The uniform had a loyal service medal pinned to the jacket, with the name and rank of the SANDF member.
A section of the R44 through Stellenbosch is temporarily closed (both ways) as the forensic teams conduct their work. Motorists travelling in the area are advised to use alternative routes.
The heist suspects stole a police van and used it as a getaway vehicle, before being cornered by police during a dramatic shootout on Monday evening.