Heists: Hawks, banks join forces
Pretoria - Police have announced a plan in partnership with the SA Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) to deal with cash-in-transit robberies.
A joint operational centre had been established to monitor cash delivery vehicles and swiftly respond to potential attacks, said Hawks head Lieutenant General Anwar Dramat.
"We will have our police reaction teams and security companies ready to intervene immediately with aerial and ground support when a situation arises."
Sabric chief executive Kalyani Pillay said the centre, which had been in use for a month already, had had significant success. "We have certainly seen improved, quicker police response to reports of vehicle attacks".
She said the launch of the centre came at an opportune time as criminals intensified their activities around the festive season.