Crime scene following a cash-in-transit theft in Krugersdorp.
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- The Gauteng provincial police commissioner held an pressing engagement with CIT stakeholders on Wednesday.
- Constancy and G4S have been recognized as being hit the toughest.
- Two CIT heists have been reported within the final two days.
Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant Normal Elias Mawela says that there was a worrying spike in cash-in-transit (CIT) heists over this festive season, in comparison with final 12 months.
On Wednesday, Mawela – alongside along with his deputy, Main Normal Tommy Mthombeni and provincial Hawks head Main Normal Ebrahim Kadwa – held an pressing assembly with stakeholders within the CIT business following the latest spate of heists within the province.
Gauteng police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters mentioned:
Evaluating the speed of incidence of incidents this 12 months to final 12 months’s price, Lieutenant Normal Mawela confirmed that there’s a worrying spike within the price and frequency of incidents of cash-in-transit robberies in Gauteng and that pressing intervention and a spotlight is required from all stakeholders.
Peters mentioned that Constancy and G4S have been recognized as being hit the toughest. Mawela mentioned that it was essential to evaluate and power methods by legislation enforcement and CIT stakeholders when responding or pre-empting these incidents.
“In addressing CIT robberies, we have to take cognisance of the truth that varied secondary crimes emanate from these robberies and this finally has a bearing on the full crime image of the province,” mentioned Mawela.
“One CIT theft could on the finish of the day lead to extra crimes being recorded, resembling malicious injury to property referring to the armoured automobile; tried homicide and homicide, the place in some situations safety guards, police members and/or suspects have been shot and injured or killed; theft of the cash, hijacking for suspects’ getaway, and different crimes,” he mentioned.
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Mawela mentioned that every one stakeholders and legislation enforcement wanted to create a value-driven relationship to cope with “this rising city terror”.
In the meantime, police are but to substantiate the newest CIT theft, which occurred on Wednesday, on the N12 close to the Diepkloof Interchange.
They’re additionally nonetheless on the hunt for 15 individuals concerned in a CIT heist exterior Pretoria on Tuesday.
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