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FidelityNews24 reports that security company Fidelity says that despite figures indicating a reduction in cash-in-transit incidents during the month of June, it could be a different story for July.  

"This week alone, there have been four cross pavement incidents and three vehicle attacks – one of these occurred in the Eastern Cape and two in Bloemfontein which is worrying as the crime could simply be dispersing into other areas," said Wahl Bartmann, CEO of Fidelity Security Group, on Saturday.  In the latest incident, two SBV security guards were shot dead during a cash-in-transit robbery in Tsolo, Eastern Cape on Friday.  Bartmann said it was essential that cash-in-transit attacks continued to be treated as priority crime.  In a statement on Friday, police officials welcomed the reduction in the June figures of cash-in-transit robberies, saying the implementation of the SA Police Service's nationwide stabilisation programme was paying off.  More than 40 suspects have been arrested since 4 June.  National police commissioner General Khehla Sitole acknowledged that the security officials were "putting their lives on [the] line on a daily basis to protect the valuable cargo they transport" and should be commended for their efforts.

  • Read this report by Vanessa Banton in full at News24
  • See too, R1m reward for info on Eastern Cape cash-in-transit heist, at News24


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