The cops also investigated his alleged involvement in the failed cash-in-transit heist that occurred last month.
A Mpumalanga convicted murderer released on parole recently is allegedly back, doing what he is best known for.
Years back the man had been languishing in prison for a house robbery that left the owner of the house dead.
Last week the Hawks arrested Sizwe Mahlalela (38) after a failed cash-in-transit heist that saw a Toyota Hilux bakkie and a VW Polo being taken from owners at gun-point.
Hawks spokeswoman Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said a group of armed men attacked the cash van on the road between Barberton and Mbombela on 6 May 2021.
The men tried to blow the van open with explosives but failed and then left the scene.
“When the suspects saw that the heist was unsuccessful, they allegedly hijacked a Toyota Hilux bakkie and fled to Barberton,” Sekgotodi said.
“In Barberton they allegedly abandoned the bakkie and hijacked a VW Polo which was later recovered between White River and Kabokweni,” she said Monday 21 June 2021.
Hawks investigations allegedly linked Mahlalela to both recovered vehicles, leading to his arrest last Friday 18 June.
Charged with car hijacking and attempted cash heist, he will try apply for bail when his case returns to the Barberton Magistrates Court on 28 June 2021.
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