The high court in Polokwane on Thursday have condemned three men to live in jail.
They were sentenced for different violations submitted during a thwarted money on the way heist in Mokopane on April 1 2017.
Two out of the five looters were murdered during the equivalent thwarted assault.
Limpopo Police Commissioner Lt-Gen Nneke Ledwaba was satisfied with the substantial sentences forced on Daniel Boitumelo Aphane, 34, Sehlabe Louis Nthuthwana, 41, and Charles Mogale, 51.
Upon the arrival of the thwarted theft, individuals from the commonplace following undertaking group – drove by Lt-Col Richard Boshomane and helped by Crime Intelligence agents – positioned themselves in vital spots after they got a lead about the proposed burglary by the five suspects.
They intended to burglarize a G4S security truck in the wake of gathering cash from organizations in the Mokopane CBD.
The looters were then located going in a commandeered Ford bakkie. They promptly hurried off upon when they understood that they were being followed.
They were pursued and in the long run cornered in the Mokopane CBD. There was a shoot-out during the period which prompted the passing of two looters.
The staying three burglars were quickly captured.
The police had the option to recoup a R5 rifle, two guns and the Ford bakkie which had been captured on the edges of Polokwane in January 2017.
Each of the three looters were sentenced on two tallies of homicide, three checks of endeavored murder, connivance to submit outfitted theft and wild and careless driving.
They were at last condemned to life detainment and a joined 42-year prison term for different violations.
Ledwaba commended the group which caught the looters.
“The achievements of this group will go far in freeing this region of episodes of wrongdoing, particularly savage violations,” Ledwaba said.