Drop in organised robberies - stats

2012-09-20 16:02
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Cape Town - Most highly-organised forms of aggravated robbery - carjacking, cash-in-transit heists, and bank robbery - decreased during the last financial year.

This was revealed by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa in Parliament during the announcement of the latest crime statistics.

Car hijackings dropped by 23.6% in 2010/11, and by 11.9% in 2011/12.

Both motor vehicle theft and carjacking were more organised in nature and frequently linked to the export of stolen or hijacked vehicles across the country's borders, Mthethwa said.

"But we are encouraged by the work done by the crime intelligence, working with various [SA Police Service] SAPS units, and this collaboration resulted in a number of arrests, thus disrupting and halting some of these syndicates."

Cash-in-transit heists dropped by 37.5%.

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