- May 18, 2009
I don't see the point of these escorts if they're going to drive 2 metres from the car they're escorting. It's far easier for the thugs.
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Durban - Police have launched a manhunt for three armed gangs who orchestrated cash-in-transit heists in the Eastern Cape, Johannesburg and Mpumalanga – all in the space of 30 minutes on Monday.
CEO of Fidelity Services Group Wahl Bartmann said in all three robberies the gangs left empty-handed, while a tactical support officer was fatally wounded in a shooting in the Mpumalanga attack.
He said the first robbery took place in Flagstaff in the Eastern Cape just after 5.30pm, while the second robbery was committed in Kensington, Johannesburg, at around 5.47pm and the third in Delmas, Mpumalanga, around 6pm.
He said the heavily armed suspects were not able to get away with any money in each of the three ambush attacks.
“Even though our crews were ambushed by heavily armed perpetrators in each of the incidents, no cash was lost and few injuries sustained, with the exception of the Delmas incident, where the driver of our van sustained an injury and a member of our tactical support unit was fatally injured. We extend our sincerest condolences to his family," he said.
In the Kensington attack, Bartmann said, the perpetrators were not able to access the van and Fidelity air support was on site within five minutes.
Police are on the hunt for six men who held up and robbed security personnel of a cash-in-transit (CIT) vehicle in Ingwavuma, northern KwaZulu-Natal, on Wednesday.
A local police source said Fidelity Cash Solutions guards had been at an ATM at the Supertrade Spar for Sassa payments shortly after 7am when the incident occurred.
“The crew had collected money from the ATM and went back to their vehicle. Two armed men then approached and disarmed two of the guards. They also used an Isuzu bakkie to block the path of the CIT vehicle.”
The man was formally charged for armed robbery, murder, attempted murder and the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. An alleged robber was remanded in custody by the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court on Monday after he was arrested following a Hawks investigation into a cash-in-transit robbery in Kranskop on 14 February. Zamani Dladla, 28, was apprehended on Monday morning at a hideout in KwaDabeka, with the assistance of the National Intervention Unit, after investigations linked him to an incident where a G4S cash armoured vehicle was targeted while delivering cash to a local petrol station, said Hawks spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo.
Police are currently looking for two armed black men in a maroon Isuzu bakkie, registration number CAW 72418, after a cash-in-transit heist earlier this morning in Thembalethu.
According to a source the robbery occurred at the Thembalethu Mall at the Fourways intersection at approximately 07:00 this morning when a cash-in-transit vehicle and it’s crew were robbed of a substantial amount of money.
Five men who allegedly failed in their mission to carry out a cash heist in Montana in Pretoria have been arrested, police said on Thursday. The group carried out the botched heist on Tuesday morning. One of the suspects was arrested on the scene while his accomplices managed to flee the scene empty-handed. “On September 1 about 10am, the police responded to a CIT (cash-in-transit) robbery that had just occurred at Zambezi Junction in Montana. It is alleged that a group of men approached a security guard walking out of a liquor outlet with a money bag. One of the suspects shot at the security guard while his accomplices grabbed the bag,” said Col Brenda Muridili.
A security guard died in a hail of gunfire before dawn at a Cape Town shopping centre on Thursday.
The Western Cape police commissioner's office said a manhunt was under way for gunmen who opened fire on a cash-in-transit vehicle at a retail centre in Welgelegen in Cape Town's northern suburbs.
The ambush took place at around 06:45. The security guard had been waiting for colleagues to fetch cash from a store in the centre. The driver was shot, and then apparently tried to make a getaway
Manhunt for Cape Town cash-in-transit heist gunmen after driver killed in hail of bullets
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I was wondering the same when reading that yesterday. I assume they'd have used armour piercing rounds. Can't be concentrated fire at a single spot to shatter the armoured windows if he was hit multiple times. But possible I guess.Was the driver shot whilst sitting in the van? Though the were supposed to be bullet proof?
Cape Town - The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation’s (Hawks) national priority violent crimes (NPVC) unit is appealing to members of the public to come forward with information that could lead to the arrest of suspects involved in a cash-in-transit heist.
The crime took place in Nyanga, Cape Town, on Sunday, October 7, last year.
According to the Hawks’ provincial spokesperson Zinzi Hani, at the time four armed men allegedly ambushed the G4S security guards who were servicing an ATM at a local shopping complex.
The armed robbers threatened the guards, disarmed them and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.
Johannesburg –A cash-in-transit robber who was on the run for nine months after killing a security guard and stealing R30 000 has been handed a life sentence.
Bhekani Dladla, 30, who lived at Dube Hostel in Soweto, was also sentenced to 15 years for armed robbery, 15 years for possession of an unlicensed firearm and 10 years for possession of ammunition.
According to Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu of the Hawks, Dladla and his accomplice Lalela Cwabaza, 37, accosted Fidelity security guards who had just collected R30 000 from a butchery in the Joburg CBD in May 2018.
JOHANNESBURG – The Hawks have arrested a suspect who was wanted for a cash-in-transit heist that took place in Rustenburg in July 2019. The 31-year-old man was nabbed during a multi-pronged police operation in Hillbrow on Friday.
Why can't this happen more often. Dead criminals fills my heart with joy.Five suspects were fatally wounded by police during a cash-in-transit robbery in Dawn Park, near Springs, while two others have been arrested.www.iol.co.za