Crime scene following a cash-in-transit robbery in Krugersdorp.
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- The Gauteng provincial police commissioner held an urgent engagement with CIT stakeholders on Wednesday.
- Fidelity and G4S were identified as being hit the hardest.
- Two CIT heists have been reported in the last two days.
Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela says that there has been a worrying spike in cash-in-transit (CIT) heists over this festive season, compared to last year.
On Wednesday, Mawela – along with his deputy, Major General Tommy Mthombeni and provincial Hawks head Major General Ebrahim Kadwa – held an urgent meeting with stakeholders in the CIT industry following the recent spate of heists in the province.
Gauteng police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said:
Comparing the rate of occurrence of incidents this year to last year’s rate, Lieutenant General Mawela confirmed that there is a worrying spike in the rate and frequency