Article by: Dumisane Dube
Cash-in-transit (CIT) heists are spiking across South Africa.
According to the police, heists are now happening almost daily, which is very unsettling.
Police say they’ve set up a national task team of dedicated detectives to combat the attacks.
In past weeks, there have been several heists most of which have happened in Gauteng and the Western Cape.
Fidelity Security Services, Charnel Hattingh, says the industry is concerned about the number of brazen attacks happening in the country.
Hattingh said, currently Gauteng and the Western Cape are showing the highest increase in cash in transit incidents.
“Unfortunately, these attacks are orchestrated by very sophisticated syndicates,” said Hattingh.
He said their internal team is working around the clock to stop the attacks.
“Our internal investigation teams are currently working with the SAPS (South African Police Service) to combat these CIT heists. The depressed economic situation over the last couple of years and high rate of unemployment has also added to the problem,” he added.
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