- May 18, 2009
More at: https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/crime/2157315/cash-in-transit-robbers-handed-hefty-jail-sentences/The sentences should serve as a warning to criminals that committing crime guarantees lengthy jail time.
Three cash-in-transit robbers have been sentenced in the East London Regional Court to lengthy prison terms for a 2016 robbery at Capitec Bank in East London, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) said on Saturday.
Zukile Vimbela, 41, Mfana Selby Gomba, 33, and Bulelani Luningo, 37 were sentenced on Friday, Hawks spokesperson Captain Anelisa Ngcakani said.
On the September 17, 2016 at about 11am, security guards from G4S security company were offloading cash from their vehicle into the bank when about six armed men confronted them with firearms and disarmed them. The men then stormed into Capitec Bank, forced staff and security guards into the bank vault, locked them inside the vault, and fled with about R1.6 million.
https://rekordnorth.co.za/155981/newsflash-swift-action-leads-arrest-three-cit-robbers/National police commissioner General Khehla John Sitole has praised a multi-disciplinarySAPS team in Mamelodi West for the swift arrest of three cash-in-transit (CIT) robbers and the recovery of money and firearms.
National police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said the arrested suspects are aged between 25 and 40.
He said the two armed men were arrested after they robbed two security guards of money boxes containing an undisclosed amount of cash at Denlyn Mall at around 11: 45.
However, the suspects’ getaway was short-lived thanks to the speedy response by the Mamelodi Intervention Task team supported by the local K9 unit and station members.
“The task team intercepted the first two suspects a few streets from the mall and thereafter a third suspect were arrested.”
Interesting, those cash boxes also seem too easy to circumvent and break open. There was that one case where the crims just poured water over a pavement carrier and it wouldn't activate. You think an outdoors devices would be water proof and fail safe.Used to be employed in a CIT company 23yrs ago, times have drastically changed since then. A lot of these issues today are inside jobs, part of the problem in the SA of 2019, period!!!!!!!
More at : https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/crime/2160678/man-arrested-for-epping-cit-heist/A security crew collected cash at a centre and on their return to the armoured vehicle, they found that it was missing along with the driver.
A 32-year-old suspect was arrested by the Hawks for hijacking a cash-in-transit vehicle in Epping last week, police said on Monday.
Hawks spokesperson Captain Philani Nkwalase said the arrest was made on Friday.
“The Hawks investigation has linked the suspect to a cash-in-transit heist that occurred at Bayside Food Centre, Epping on 25 July 2019.”
Nkwalase said a security crew collected cash at the centre, and on their return to the armoured vehicle, they found that it was missing, along with the driver.
https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-08-01-kzn-cash-in-transit-suspects-arrested-hours-after-foiled-robbery/Six suspects have been arrested just hours after a foiled cash-in-transit robbery which claimed the life of a security guard in Hibberdene on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Thursday.
TimesLIVE reported that a Fidelity security guard was shot dead and two others were injured during a shootout with the suspects on Marlin Drive in the town's centre, about 6am.
The suspects intercepted the security guards just before they could offload pensioners' money at a business premises in the area.
More at: https://www.ecr.co.za/news/news/manhunt-underway-nkandla-cit-gang/According to police, three cash vans had been travelling together between Nxamalala and Ntolwane this morning when the heist took place.
National police spokesperson, Brenda Muridili says a Mercedes Benz was used to ram one of the vans off the road, causing it to overturn.
A cash-in-transit heist in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, ended tragically when civilians were shot and wounded and a petrol attendant succumbed to his injuries.
The incident took place on Friday at an Engen filling station near Midwater Centre when four men attacked a guard carrying a bag of cash.
The suspects jumped into a waiting car and tried to make their getaway, but were stopped when the cash van smashed into their vehicle.
A shoot-out ensued across the forecourt.
Onlookers flocked to the scene of a brazen cash-in-transit heist in Vlaklaagte, Mpumalanga, on Monday.
The heist happened on the R573 road near the town of Kwaggafontein after 5pm on Monday.
National police spokesperson Lt-Col Brenda Muridili said on Wednesday that around 15 armed men opened fire on the cash van with assault rifles in an attempt to stop it.
Muridili said when the van stopped, the driver and two security guards were disarmed of two 9mm pistols.
More at:Durban - Two people have been shot dead and another wounded during a cash in transit heist outside Bridge City Mall in KwaMashu on Monday.
Police have not officially released a statement on the incident but it is alleged that a gang of seven men tried to hold up CIT guards transferring money to their vehicle on Monday.
It is alleged one of the guards was shot and wounded and he was rushed to hospital.
Two suspected robbers were killed.
National police spokesperson, Vishnu Naidoo says a cash van was targeted by a group of robbers while at the Bridge City Centre earlier today.
Naidoo says there was a shootout between the gang and security guards.
He says a guard has been wounded.
"At this stage, there is no evidence of any money being taken," said Naidoo.
He says crime intelligence and forensic investigators are busy trying to find as much evidence as possible.
One of these days some unexploded ordinance is going to explode on these scavengers & then we'll have some uproar and **** about it.WATCH | Onlookers mob scene of cash van blast, looking for money
More at: https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-08-14-watch-onlookers-mob-scene-of-cash-van-blast-looking-for-money/
Durban - One of the robbers killed in a shootout with a cash-in-transit guard in KwaMashu has been identified as a South African mixed martial arts fighter. Since the Bridge City Shopping Mall incident on Monday, police are still searching for the other suspects of a cash-in-transit gang.
jirreLooks like the guard executed the perp, which is good news of course, but is it legal?
A cash-in-transit robber who was killed alongside one of his accomplices during an attempted heist in KwaMashu, north of Durban, on Monday has been identified as a renowned South African mixed martial arts fighter.www.sowetanlive.co.za