FNB confirms deposit boxes stolen in Randburg heist

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Hold on, Randburg, Parktown and Sunnypark customers? How many times did this happen?
In 2015

Is the theft of so-called safety deposit boxes from banks as rare an occurrence as the industry would have us believe?

It has emerged that‚ in September 2015‚ thieves broke into First National Bank’s Sunnyside branch and made off with safety deposit boxes which have never been recovered.
http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/business/2017/01/10/safety-deposit-box-plunder--the-questions-fnb-wont-answer
 

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FNB safety deposit box theft suspects are security guards

The two men in custody in connection with the theft of safety deposit boxes at First National Bank are security guards‚ according to the Hawks.

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.

Hawks spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu said they are “two Chubb Security Personnel”‚ and they were arrested by the National Bureau of Illegal Firearms Control and Priority Violent Crimes last Thursday.

“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.”
More at: http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2017/02/07/FNB-safety-deposit-box-theft-suspects-are-security-guards1
 

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Bank volt...
housebreaking :erm:

*EDIT* so this is entirely an inside job. And no, the Bank can't say they were 'outsourced'. You are as responsible for your contractors as you are for your own staff.
 

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Suspects in FNB safety deposit boxes heist allegedly paid by syndicate

Two men accused of stealing FNB safety deposit boxes were paid by a syndicate that is yet to be arrested for their role in the thefts‚ the Randburg Magistrate’s Court has heard.

Norman Moeli and Maredi Letsoalo‚ aged 44‚both former Chubb employees‚ are facing charges of conspiracy to commit housebreaking and theft at the Main FNB branch in Randburg on December 18.The men allegedly broke through the wall with a

jackhammer to gain access to the bank vault after tying up the lone security guard on duty. About 362 safety deposit boxes containing valuables such as firearms‚ jewellery‚ money‚ and documents were stolen.
More at: http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2017/02/22/Suspects-in-FNB-safety-deposit-boxes-heist-allegedly-paid-by-syndicate
 

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FNB safety deposit box theft accused ordered to explain 7 IDs and visits to Zimbabwe

The Randburg Magistrate’s Court has ordered one of the two men accused of the theft of FNB safety deposit boxes to explain his frequent visits to Zimbabwe and why he has seven Identity Documents.

The Randburg Magistrate’s Court has ordered one of the two men accused of the theft of FNB safety deposit boxes to explain his frequent visits to Zimbabwe and why he has seven Identity Documents.

Norman Moeli and co-accused 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 Wednesday for the continuation of their bail application.

The application was postponed previously for the Department of Home Affairs to determine Moeli’s nationality.
More at: http://www.timeslive.co.za/news/2017/03/22/FNB-safety-deposit-box-theft-accused-ordered-to-explain-7-IDs-and-visits-to-Zimbabwe1
 

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FNB safety deposit box victims fuming

Many victims of the safety deposit box heists at three First National Bank branches have greeted the bank's settlement offers for their losses of valuable collectables with disbelief and outrage.

The bank began e-mailing the heist victims yesterday.

Most offers appeared to be below 20% - many less than 10% - of the full value of their claim, with no information as to how their percentage was arrived at.

One was offered just 14% of his claim, despite providing proof of his Krugerrand purchases.

The victims lost family heirlooms, cash, coin collections and other valuables in one of three heists.

In September 2015, what FNB calls "a small number" of safety deposit boxes were stolen from FNB in Sunnyside, Pretoria.

On December 18 last year, 360 boxes were stolen in a brazen overnight break-in at the Randburg, Johannesburg, branch and two weeks later, on New Year's Eve, thieves penetrated a vault at FNB Parktown and made off with R1.7-million in cash and valuables from about 30 deposit boxes.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2017-07-25-fnb-safety-deposit-box-victims-fuming/
 

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FNB confirms receiving summons from safety box theft victims

FNB on Tuesday confirmed it had received a summons from an attorney representing approximately 60 customers who lost their goods when their safety deposit boxes were burgled at its Randburg and Parktown branches in 2016 and 2017.

"The bank will consider the summons and instruct its attorneys to defend the matter‚" said Lee-Anne van Zyl‚ CEO of FNB Points of Presence.

The First National Bank clients had served the banking giant with court papers to force it to reimburse them.

Speaking to TimesLIVE earlier‚ the victims’ group organiser‚ Kelly Fraser‚ expressed optimism that the court would rule in their favour.

"We are very optimistic of our case. We have spent the last eight months fine-tuning our application to ensure that it is well put together‚" Fraser said.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-09-11-safety-deposit-box-theft-victims-serve-court-papers-on-fnb/
 

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Rolex watches and family heirlooms... What victims lost in safety deposit box heists at FNB

R121 million. That’s what the 60 victims of safety deposit box heists at three Joburg branches of First National Bank are claiming from the bank in a summons served on the bank on Tuesday.

The court papers include a list that details each person’s losses‚ more than 2‚000 items in total‚ revealing the extent of the glittering array of treasures that greeted the robbers as they opened those boxes.

It includes several Rolex and Omega watches‚ gold and diamond jewellery worth several hundred thousand rand a piece‚ Krugerrands and stashes of “emergency cash”.

Several victims lost valuables worth several million. Jessica Han of Joburg’s jewellery collection was valued at R38.5 million‚ including a R5.3 million diamond.
Bob and Nalini Naicker of Fourways had entrusted to their box a 22-carat gold jewellery collection worth several million rand‚ the most precious and valuable possessions of three generations of their family.
Praful Patel of Robertsham’s list of losses‚ totalling more than R2 million‚ included jewellery worth R95‚000‚ given to his wife on their wedding day.
And Ayanda Ntlabathi of Hoedspruit’s losses included a R54‚000 Omega “Constellation” watch.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/consumer-live/2018-09-12-rolex-watches-and-family-heirlooms-what-victims-lost-in-safety-deposit-box-heists-at-fnb
 

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We must have a truly thriving black market in this country if you can fence that much loot without anyone noticing. Crocked intelligence helps I guess. I remember reading about the Russian mafia in the 90s being the goto when you gots dirty **** to wash, jewels to foreign currency.
 
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