• You are losing out on amazing benefits because you are not a member. Join for free. Register now.
  • Two-Day Giveaway - Win a Google Chromecast, Branded Gear, and a Mystery Gadget. Enter Here.
  • Giveaway - Win a DiskStation DS918+ and Active Backup Suite from Synology. Enter Here.

The Cash In Transit (CIT) Robbery Thread

TheJman

Expert Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2011
Messages
2,785
#61
I cant understand why they don't literally drive around in an APC, or a converted military Vehicle.

or go the other way completly, car that is unmarked, armored like a state limo, and looks ordinary enough.

especially if they quick enough and anonymous enough to blend in to traffic.
I think the problem is more the fact that they have inside men - so all of that becomes a bit irrelevant in terms of undercover cars and more men (they'll just hit it with more).

On your point about military vehicle, those cash vans in the US look damn solid - our's look more like converted flatbeds?

https://www.loomis.us/services/cash-in-transit - these suckers look like they can do the job? better - in terms of at least not being able to ram them off the road.

I read one report that said they just shot the tires out of the one van and it had to pull over
 

thechamp

Honorary Master
Joined
Feb 26, 2011
Messages
13,437
#62
Girlfriend, cop, getaway-driver: Constable arrested along with 'heist kingpin's' gang

An alleged cash-in-transit kingpin and six of his accomplices have been arrested in Limpopo after police foiled an armed robbery. The girlfriend of one of the suspects has also been fingered in the planned crime. Initial investigations revealed she was a police constable. “The Limpopo and Mpumalanga Tracking Teams acted swiftly after they received information about seven suspects who were scouting the route where a cash-in-transit vehicle would pass in the Marble Hall policing precinct‚ Groblersdal Cluster‚” the police said in a statement.

The police said they found the suspects waiting to ambush a cash-in-transit vehicle in the bushes next to the road. “On confrontation‚ the suspects tried to flee the scene and also attempted to dispose of their cell phones‚ but they were cornered and apprehended on the scene. “Preliminary investigations led the team to police barracks where one of the arrested suspect’s girlfriend‚ allegedly a 37-year-old police constable‚ had parked the get-away vehicle for the suspects.

https://www-timeslive-co-za.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.timeslive.co.za/amp/news/south-africa/2018-06-14-girlfriend-cop-getaway-driver-constable-arrested-along-with-heist-kingpins-gang/?amp_js_v=a1&amp_gsa=1#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.timeslive.co.za%2Fnews%2Fsouth-africa%2F2018-06-14-girlfriend-cop-getaway-driver-constable-arrested-along-with-heist-kingpins-gang%2F
 

Sean008

Expert Member
Joined
May 24, 2013
Messages
2,773
#63
Girlfriend, cop, getaway-driver: Constable arrested along with 'heist kingpin's' gang

An alleged cash-in-transit kingpin and six of his accomplices have been arrested in Limpopo after police foiled an armed robbery. The girlfriend of one of the suspects has also been fingered in the planned crime. Initial investigations revealed she was a police constable. “The Limpopo and Mpumalanga Tracking Teams acted swiftly after they received information about seven suspects who were scouting the route where a cash-in-transit vehicle would pass in the Marble Hall policing precinct‚ Groblersdal Cluster‚” the police said in a statement.

The police said they found the suspects waiting to ambush a cash-in-transit vehicle in the bushes next to the road. “On confrontation‚ the suspects tried to flee the scene and also attempted to dispose of their cell phones‚ but they were cornered and apprehended on the scene. “Preliminary investigations led the team to police barracks where one of the arrested suspect’s girlfriend‚ allegedly a 37-year-old police constable‚ had parked the get-away vehicle for the suspects.

https://www-timeslive-co-za.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.timeslive.co.za/amp/news/south-africa/2018-06-14-girlfriend-cop-getaway-driver-constable-arrested-along-with-heist-kingpins-gang/?amp_js_v=a1&_gsa=1#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.timeslive.co.za%2Fnews%2Fsouth-africa%2F2018-06-14-girlfriend-cop-getaway-driver-constable-arrested-along-with-heist-kingpins-gang%2F
More of this needed. Good job saps.
 
Joined
Apr 8, 2006
Messages
57,898
#64
I see there is another G4S truck that was hit in the Cape this morning. Video is on Maroela Media.

Fark I love Coloured commentary, we should only employ Coloured people to do commentary, be it sport, politics anything! "Waar is die Boere my ou?" :crylaugh:
 
Last edited:

supersunbird

Honorary Master
Joined
Oct 1, 2005
Messages
44,078
#65
I see there is another G4S truck that was hit in the Cape this morning. Video is on Maroela Media.

Fark I love Coloured commentary, we should only employ Coloured people to do commentary, be it sport, politics anything! "Waar is die Boere my ou?" :crylaugh"
I concur!
 

Icemanbrfc

Honorary Master
Joined
Jul 28, 2011
Messages
13,005
#66
I see there is another G4S truck that was hit in the Cape this morning. Video is on Maroela Media.

Fark I love Coloured commentary, we should only employ Coloured people to do commentary, be it sport, politics anything! "Waar is die Boere my ou?" :crylaugh:
:D
 

zizo911

Executive Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2010
Messages
8,780
#67
I see there is another G4S truck that was hit in the Cape this morning. Video is on Maroela Media.

Fark I love Coloured commentary, we should only employ Coloured people to do commentary, be it sport, politics anything! "Waar is die Boere my ou?" :crylaugh:
I was in the road when it happened... never felt so scared in my life.
 
Joined
Apr 8, 2006
Messages
57,898
#68
I was in the road when it happened... never felt so scared in my life.
I have always thought: If this happens in front of me and I have a phone with me while at the front. I'll ask the gun man: Hey, give a bag there? Fuel is expensive"

That video will go viral for sure :D

Glad you unharmed Zizo!
 

zizo911

Executive Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2010
Messages
8,780
#69
I have always thought: If this happens in front of me and I have a phone with me while at the front. I'll ask the gun man: Hey, give a bag there? Fuel is expensive"

That video will go viral for sure :D

Glad you unharmed Zizo!
We actually joked about this afterwards... all I was doing was fetching my scripts from a neighbouring school. Luckily I managed to get out again quick. Thanks Pitbull
 

ForceFate

Honorary Master
Joined
May 18, 2009
Messages
11,003
#70
I have always thought: If this happens in front of me and I have a phone with me while at the front. I'll ask the gun man: Hey, give a bag there? Fuel is expensive"

That video will go viral for sure :D

Glad you unharmed Zizo!
Thugs don't have a sense of humour. :D
 

schumi

Honorary Master
Joined
Mar 26, 2010
Messages
19,398
#72
Quick-thinking driver foils North West cash-in-transit heist attempt


An attempted cash-in-transit heist was foiled in Mooinooi in the North West on Monday night when the driver managed to get himself and his armoured car to safety after coming under fire, police said on Tuesday.

National police spokesperson Colonel Brenda Muridili said the driver was shot at on the road towards Majakaneng at about 19:00.

With bullets hitting his vehicle, he came to a halt when one of the tyres was hit. He stopped the vehicle and waited for the robbers to approach him.

As they came closer, he sped off on the flat tyre and only stopped when he arrived at a filling station to get help.

Majakaneng and Mooinooi are between Hartbeespoort Dam and Rustenburg.
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/...h-west-cash-in-transit-heist-attempt-20180619
 

schumi

Honorary Master
Joined
Mar 26, 2010
Messages
19,398
#73

LazyLion

King of de Jungle
Joined
Mar 17, 2005
Messages
100,077
#75
ISS: Corruption is fuelling cash-in-transit heists

Cash-in-transit robbery is one of the fastest growing forms of aggravated robbery in South Africa. It poses a significant threat to public safety and South Africa’s economy.

What is particularly striking about these robberies is the brazenness of the criminals involved, and the violence associated with it. Equally concerning is the apparent inability of the criminal justice system to stop them.

Against this background, the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) has made available the most recent statistics on cash-in-transit robberies. The data shows an increase of 110% in the past four years – from 179 incidents in 2014 to 376 in 2017. At the time of writing, the figure already stood at 162 incidents.
Read More...
http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=52098&catid=3&Itemid=113
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-06-19-corruption-fuels-cash-in-transit-heists/
 

ForceFate

Honorary Master
Joined
May 18, 2009
Messages
11,003
#77
RIP officer.
Condolences to family and friends.
Speedy recovery to injured guards and innocent people.
 
Top