ARTICLES RELATING TO HEISTS

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.

 

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

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.

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