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The Cash In Transit (CIT) Robbery Thread

LazyLion

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#1
Here is why in cash-in-transit heists have boomed

Easy access to explosives and corruption in the police system are some of the reasons for a dramatic increase in cash-in-transit heists‚ a study has found.

Dr Mahlogonolo Thobane‚ who focuses on criminology‚ found that due to a lack of control in the mining sector‚ robbers find it easy to access explosives for heists.

“The ramification of armed robberies is currently costing the banking and cash-in-transit industries vast amounts of money‚ not only in cash being stolen‚ but also due to money being spent on fighting this crime. The expenditure of these industries on target hardening and surveillance measures is radically increasing as perpetrators become more professional and sophisticated‚” Thobane found.
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https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/so...is-why-in-cash-in-transit-heists-have-boomed/
 

LazyLion

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Cele, Sitole set to announce plan to tackle aggravated robberies

PRETORIA - As the number of cash-in-transit heists continues to rise, Police Minister Bheki Cele and National Commissioner Khehla Sitole are on Monday expected to announce the strategy to tackle aggravated robberies.

The announcement follows weeks of targeted attempts on cash vans, which have seen gunfights and other brazen attacks.

The latest figures reveal that there have been more than 140 cash heists this year alone.
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http://ewn.co.za/2018/06/04/cele-sitole-set-to-announce-plan-to-tackle-aggravated-robberies
 

Lupus

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#3
Become a completely cashless society, then what are they going to steal??
 

Scooby_Doo

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#8
Start implementing discounts to patrons who make a cashless payment. Cash is expensive to handle on all levels.
 

supersunbird

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#10
Heard about the one near President Hyper in Krugersdorp today and another one at a Total petrol station in Witbank, also today.
 

ForceFate

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#14
I've got none of that, all I've got is my electronics.
They'll take those and demand more. They'll turn the house upside down if they have time. If they have they nu.bers, they'll do this while torturing you or family members.
 

ForceFate

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And you will see I mentioned the Witbank one. Thanks to whatsapp I'll have the CIT scoops...
A little worn out this morning. I don't know how I missed it :)

Edit: Didn't even notice I'm standing a few metres from a cash van
 
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WaxLyrical

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Whatever happened to the ink stain concept for stolen money.

They can rig these bags to explode, making it difficult to adequately organize a hit.

There seems to be 0 deterrents apart from armed guard with armoured truck. Yawn.
 

ForceFate

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Whatever happened to the ink stain concept for stolen money.

They can rig these bags to explode, making it difficult to adequately organize a hit.

There seems to be 0 deterrents apart from armed guard with armoured truck. Yawn.
Apparently they've figured a way to clean the notes.
 

maumau

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Is there any proof of how much money's in those vans? Or is a number just thrown out and assumed to be true?
 
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