Cash-in-transit (CIT) robberies in South Africa appear to be fluctuating. Robberies of cash-in-transit have long been a part of the country’s criminal landscape.
Although high-value cash-center robberies and daring highway robberies continue to make headlines, either because they are shockingly violent or because they involve large sums of money, the truly alarming change in cash-in-transit is the massive increase in cross-pavement robberies, which now account for half of all cash-in-transit crimes.
Robberies at pension payout locations and ATMs have increased dramatically. The majority of cash-in-transit instances now involve guards being struck while delivering or retrieving cash.
Moeti Mmusi, a spokesperson for the Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison, has encouraged vehicles to take other routes between Mbombela and eManzana, such as the R541 through Machadodorp.
Don’t be a hero during a cash in transit.
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