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Shoot-out during heist at Gauteng mall

2014-05-23 13:08

Two men have been arrested and about seven suspects are on the run after police intervened during an attempted cash-in-transit heist at a shopping mall in Gauteng.

Heist robbers escape Methuselah sentence

2014-01-09 05:30

Five robbers have been sentenced to in effect 30 years each for causing three deaths by pushing a pension-money transit vehicle off a road.

Heist witnesses murdered days apart

2013-09-03 10:14

Two witnesses who were apparently set to testify about heists in which a top former crime intelligence police officer was allegedly involved were murdered within days of each other, according to a report.

Serial escapee Moyo seeks plea bargain

2013-03-11 19:17

Serial escapee Bongani Moyo is seeking a plea bargain with the State on charges resulting from a series of armed bank robberies in Gauteng and the North West in 2011.

KZN robber shot dead in shoot-out

2012-08-30 07:21

A suspected robber has been shot dead and a security guard wounded in a shoot-out during a cash-in-transit heist at a bank in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Cash-in-transit heist in Cape Town

2012-06-07 16:47

A cash-in-transit security guard has been robbed of an undisclosed amount of money in Parow, Western Cape police say.

Cops foil cash heist, robbers killed

2012-05-28 20:23

Four would-be cash-in-transit robbers have been killed in a shoot-out with police in Limpopo.

Men get life for fiery death of guards

2012-04-03 22:42

Seven men have received 44 years and four life sentences each for killing four security guards during an attempted heist, when they set alight a cash-in-transit vehicle while the guards were trapped inside.

Eastern Cape judge gets death threat

2012-02-29 14:47

An East London judge presiding over a cash-in-transit heist trial in Mthatha has received a death threat, according to a report.

Robbers flee Strand petrol station after heist

2012-01-23 18:01

Two men are on the run after robbing a cash-in-transit van at a petrol station in Strand, Western Cape police say.

Security firms help curb crime - Mthethwa

2011-11-15 11:36

Improved co-ordination and information sharing between the police and private security companies has contributed to a reduction in serious crimes, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Man killed falling off car during cop chase

2011-10-04 14:30

A man has died after falling off a bakkie during a police chase in Ga-Rankuwa, near Pretoria, after robbing two cash-in-transit security guards.

SA's murder rate drops 6.5%

2011-09-08 11:22
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South Africa's murder rate dropped by 6.5% to 15 940 murders in 2010/11, but the number of reported rapes increased, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Alleged bank robber held in Johannesburg

2011-08-14 21:35

A man wanted in connection with a bank robbery in March has been arrested in Turffontein, Johannesburg metro police say.

Gang robs Cape cash depot, millions stolen

2011-08-02 20:37

An armed gang has stolen millions of rand in cash destined for banks from a security company in Brackenfell, Cape Town, the Hawks say.

Robbers hid behind schoolchildren in shoot-out

2011-06-24 14:16
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Two primary school pupils have been shot outside their school in a shoot-out during a botched cash in transit heist in Parktown, Johannesburg.

Getaway car overturns, robber caught

2011-03-22 22:56

A security guard chased several robbers, leading to one man being arrested, after they stole a cash box at an East London shopping centre, police say.

3 cash-in-transit robbers killed

2011-02-22 12:49

Three suspected cash-in-transit heist robbers have been killed and two others injured in Temba, outside Hammanskraal.

4 pension robbers shot dead

2010-11-01 16:36

Four men out of a gang of about 15 who robbed a pension payout point in KwaZulu-Natal have been shot dead by police after firing at them.

2 hurt in Cape Town cash heist

2010-10-26 13:47

A guard and an onlooker have been injured during a cash heist at a bank in Montague Gardens, Cape Town, paramedics say.

Cape cops arrest cash heist suspect

2010-10-04 16:37

An alleged armed robber has been arrested just hours after he and his accomplices robbed a cash-in-transit vehicle in Durbanville, Western Cape police say.

Security guard killed during heist

2010-09-20 20:10

A security guard has been killed during a cash-in-transit heist in Kirkwood, Eastern Cape police say.

Heist suspect linked to other crimes

2010-06-09 19:19

One of the men arrested after a cash-in-transit heist at the weekend in which a policeman was killed, has been linked to a spate of other crimes.

Attempted heist with toy guns

2010-05-01 14:59

Three men have been arrested after attempting to rob a cash delivery armoured vehicle using toy guns in Mafikeng, police say.

4 held after cash-van robbery

2009-09-17 20:08

Four men have been arrested in connection with a cash-in-transit robbery in Cape Town.

 

Heist suspect wounded in shoot-out with cops

2014-02-17 16:23

An alleged robber has been shot and wounded and another arrested in connection with a cash-in-transit heist, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Supermarket cash taken in heist

2013-10-22 11:04

A box full of money from a Pick n Pay supermarket has been stolen during a cash-in-transit robbery in Protea Glen, Johannesburg police say.

Robber-proof foam for cash vans

2013-04-17 09:37

A robber-proof foam shield which is intended to deter criminals and replace armed guards is to be rolled out in certain cash-in-transit vans by the end of the year, according to a report.

Cars shot at during North West heist

2012-09-04 08:04

Two men have been arrested after a dramatic cash in transit heist between Vryburg and Taung during which passing cars were shot at, North West police say.

Six convicted of R100m airport heist

2012-07-11 19:30

Six men have been convicted of the R100m heist at OR Tambo International Airport in 2006, Eyewitness News reports.

Robbers shot dead at Durban mall

2012-06-01 15:11
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Two armed robbers have been killed in a shoot-out at Durban's Gateway mall.

Cash heist in Polokwane

2012-05-07 20:44

Four armed men have taken three boxes of money in a cash heist in Polokwane, Limpopo police say.

Former official in court over R5m scam

2012-03-09 09:40

Thabang Mamonyane - a former Mogale City official and Tokyo Sexwale's former spokesperson - has appeared in court for allegedly stealing R5m through a cash-in-transit van scam.

St James killer gets life for heist death

2012-02-17 10:08

St James Church killer Gcinikhaya Makoma, who was granted amnesty for the 1993 attack, has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a “deadly” cash van heist.

Heists: Hawks, banks join forces

2011-11-24 14:12

The Hawks say a joint operational centre established to deal with cash-in-transit robberies in partnership with the SA Banking Risk Information Centre is already successful.

5 robbers killed as cops foil cash heist

2011-11-08 16:40

Five robbers and a bystander have been shot dead when police foiled a heist in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape police say.

Robbers set van alight with guard inside

2011-09-27 22:30

A security guard has been injured after robbers set alight a cash-in-transit van during a robbery at Harmony Gold's Masimong mine, Free State police say.

Heist fugitive Bongani Moyo re-arrested

2011-08-28 23:11

Heist fugitive Bongani Moyo has been re-arrested in Johannesburg following a tip-off to police.

Heist gang facing murder charges

2011-08-04 20:04

Six men, including a policeman, face murder charges after three people were killed during a cash-in-transit robbery, KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has heard.

Wounded heist suspect caught at clinic

2011-06-24 17:40

A man has been arrested at the Alexandra Clinic in Johannesburg after two children were injured during an attempted robbery outside a primary school in Parktown North.

Malema bodyguard 'planned cash heist'

2011-04-16 12:27
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Julius Malema's Durban-based chief bodyguard is reportedly standing trial, accused of conspiring to commit a R4m cash-in-transit robbery.

Cele praises police for foiling heist

2011-02-22 20:16

National police commissioner Bheki Cele has praised police for foiling a cash-in-transit heist near Pretoria, attributing the success to better training and intelligence.

Robber shot dead in foiled heist

2010-12-08 11:29

A suspected robber has been shot dead and two more have been arrested following a foiled cash-in-transit heist in Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape police say.

Former cop guilty of heist murder

2010-10-28 08:01

A former police constable and four accomplices who shot dead a Pretoria engineer during a cash-in-transit heist three years ago, have been found guilty of murder and robbery.

Two held for Port Elizabeth heist

2010-10-25 17:04

Two men have been arrested in connection with a cash-in-transit heist in Port Elizabeth, say Eastern Cape police.

Guards foil cash heist

2010-09-23 15:40

An attempted cash-in-transit heist at a Pick n Pay has been foiled when alleged armed robbers were arrested by security guards at the store, say police.

Robbers hijack police car

2010-09-07 08:30

Robbers have raced off in a police car during a shootout with officers who pursued them after they robbed a cash-in-transit van near Stilfontein.

Four nabbed after cash heist

2010-06-07 18:09

Four suspected robbers have been arrested in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria, after a cash-in-transit heist, police say.

Gang shoots at cash van on N1

2010-04-28 12:55

A 10-man gang have shot at the tyres and windows of a cash-in-transit van travelling on the N1 in Johannesburg, but got away with nothing, police say.

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