The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) and the South African Police Services (SAPS) met this week to deliberate on how to tackle widespread cash-in-transit heists plaguing various areas of the country.
According to both SAPS and SABRIC, heists of this nature – including ATM robberies – have occurred with more frequency in recent months and the goal for this collaboration is to find both preventative measures and solutions to ongoing investigations.
“These brazen criminals should not be allowed to terrorise our communities and law enforcement agencies”, said acting National Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane. “Our plans will be aimed at intensifying our strategies…with the ultimate goal of eradicating these serious crimes”.
SABRIC has detailed that the collaboration will go a long way towards reducing deaths within its organisation during cash-in-transit heists.
“SABRIC wishes to commend the South African Police on their response to implementing plans to tackle these forms of crime”, explained SANBRIC CEO, Kalyani Pillay.
Cash-in-transit heists have been a reality for Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Cape Town provinces.
The collaboration will stretch across various branches of the SAPS, SABRIC, banking institutions and cash-in-transit companies.
“We are pleased with the various levels of support within and outside of SAPS”, added Pillay.