Bank robberies down - Sabric

2012-09-18 14:32

Midrand - Robberies of bank clients carrying large sums of money showed a decrease this year, the SA Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) said on Tuesday.

CEO Kalyani Pillay said 717 such robberies had been reported between January and August, compared to 793 in the same period last year.

She urged people to avoid making large cash withdrawals or carrying money to make cash deposits.

"It is important for people to be aware of what's happening and to take precautions against it," she told reporters in Midrand.

Organised crime syndicates were usually behind this type of crime.

"Patterns allow perpetrators to pick up on movements of people," Pillay said.

"Usually... they have people within the bank called 'spotters' who identify targets."

  • Jerome Claassen - 2012-09-18 15:42

    spotters in the bank, the ones ho are behind the counters that know how muts money u whitdraw

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