cash-in-transit heist

The scene of the incident. Image: Facebook.

WATCH: Community STORMS cash van after Lanseria heist

A cash van was up in flames after being recently robbed on the R114 near Lanseria, but that didn’t stop members of the public

cash-in-transit heist

The scene of the incident. Image: Facebook.

Scores of people were seen running towards a cash-in-transit van that had presumably been pounced on by armed robbers on the R114 near Lanseria.

Anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee shared a 24-second clip of the incident on his X page, formerly known as Twitter. Community members looted some of the leftover cash on the scene after the armed gang fled.

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There is no word from the South African Police Service (SAPS) on the circumstances surrounding the cash-in-transit heist, including whether anyone was injured or killed.


This comes less than a week after Police Minister Bheki Cele released the latest crime statistics, which showed that the rate of cash-in-transit heists in the country had remained the same. According to the figures, 60 cash-in-transit heists were reported between April and June 2023 – that’s the same figure recorded in the same period last year.

However, the Cash-In-Transit Association reported earlier this year that cash-in-transit heists increased by 19% in the first two months of this year compared with the same period last year.

The association’s Grant Clark told SAFM that the industry is extremely concerned about the situation and that law enforcement needs to do more to combat it.

“The industry itself has spent a lot money in terms of technology and bringing the standards of their vehicles up to avoid the rise of these organised crimes,” Clark said.