SBV South Africa – the security company responsible for cash-in-transit deliveries – are offering a seven-figure reward to anyone who has information about a CIT robbery in Pretoria on Tuesday.
A group of five men stormed the armoured vehicle and forced its occupants into the back as they stole the money and put in in the back of their getaway motor.
CIT: Reward offered for information on cash-in-transit heist
Although their faces aren’t visible on the footage captured by a concerned eyewitness, the group did nothing to obscure their identities. This modicum of hope has been enough to encourage SBV to offer a cash reward to those who can help bring these crooks to justice.
SBV offers R1,000,000 reward for information that leads to the successful arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of yesterday's #CITRobbery at Laudium. Call 083 408 7029. @Abramjee pic.twitter.com/YlkG5jcdVX
— SBVSouthAfrica (@SBVSouthAfrica) May 15, 2019
What we know about the Pretoria cash robbery
Police spokesperson Katlego Mogale made a public statement about the incident, which took place in Laudium Square. The SAPS representative revealed the robbers acted violently, but there were no fatalities.
“They were armed with rifles and pistols. It is alleged that one [guard] was pistol-whipped on his head and another sustained injuries to his elbow when he fell down while jumping out of the vehicle.”
“The suspects fled the scene in a silver Toyota Hilux 2012 model bakkie with registration number BB 81 HV GP. No shots were fired at the scene.”
It has not been disclosed by the security firm just how much cash these criminals escaped with. But given the total sum of the reward, we can assume that they made off with millions. After shutting the guards away, they left the door unlatched – but two security staff were left needing hospital treatment after this ordeal.
The ugly spectre of CIT heists have raised their heads again this week. Anti-crime advocate Yusuf Abramjee has used his platform to warn South Africans about “several attacks” reported this month already:
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) May 15, 2019
Watch the Pretoria CIT heist here:
STD BANK LAUDIUM MONEY TRUCK ROBBERY pic.twitter.com/UEy1HBpQzT
— REZA (@crimeairnetwork) May 14, 2019