Gauteng heists drop, but spread nationally
The Cash-In-Transit Association of SA (Citasa) has warned that cash-in-transit robberies have now spread to other provinces after seeing a decrease in such crimes in Gauteng. Citasa head Grant Clark attributed the significant drop in heists in Gauteng to police operations in the Sebokeng region three weeks ago as reported by News 24.
Police raided a Sebokeng house linked to cash-in-transit heists in Gauteng and nearby regions. During the raid, eight suspected robbers were killed in a shootout, while a ninth died from his injuries in the hospital.
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According to Clark of Citasa, while commending SAPS for catching the perpetrators, he warned that these heists have now moved to neighboring provinces such as KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, and Limpopo.
Citasa expressed concern over loss of life and injuries in CIT robberies, offering condolences to families affected. They also cautioned the community to be aware of the violent nature of these attacks and to exercise caution around CIT services.
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