Heists: Hawks, banks join forces

2011-11-24 14:12

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.

  • procold2 - 2011-11-24 14:25

    great idea, just dont head hunt any of the metro council's telephone and radio staff or the response time will go for a ball.

  • Poloyatonki - 2011-11-24 14:33

    The Hawks are doing better job than scorpions, the problem with scorpions was that they couldnt fly.

      Chris - 2011-11-24 14:38

      tell me how many fraud convitions the hawks have compered to the scorpions all the hawks have done is look at crime that does not involve polititions so they can be as corrupet as they like

      Trevor - 2011-11-24 15:02

      Or maybe, even Poloyatonki. LOL

      Robbie - 2011-11-24 15:05

      Poloyatonki- stop talking sh_t. The scorpions would of arrested Malema long time ago,but the hawks are scared. Why do you think they banned the scorpions?? Cos they were arresting all the goverment officials.

      Paul - 2011-11-24 15:12

      Poloyatonki the stereotypes did not understand your comment.

      Matt Lloyd - 2011-11-24 15:26

      First, chris if you want to comment on news24 relations spell corrupt like that, second good observation the problem is this polo lad, is set in his ways an does not have an open mind or opinions that can be changed through education, other than that, good observation, keep sharp

      Deon - 2011-11-24 15:44

      The biggest question is, do they have any sting in them? Flying is easy.

  • Pierre - 2011-11-24 14:50

    Laughing myself into a Comma, how long is cash-in-transit robberies in the headlines, and eventually Police decide to do something about it, Jokers you almost had me believing this will succeed, as a lot of the robbers are police or police.

      Trevor - 2011-11-24 15:03

      Or maybe its Poloyatonki LOL

  • George - 2011-11-24 15:23

    Time for relections as all mp in office will be in jail shortly. They are behind everything

  • Muenda - 2011-11-24 15:36

    I find it stupid when people who are genetically denialists fail to see the good that is done by a BLACKMAN. U are genetically alergic to the truth that this Govt is administered by people who chose peace over war. In the next life, your kids will be handymen and kitchen girls..mark my words

      Deon - 2011-11-24 15:54

      Any job is better than being unemployed and waiting for a free farm and free money.

      Peter - 2011-11-24 15:59

      My kids will always have a better job than most, why? education my friend its recoignised around the world, Until the majority focas on that they will always come second which is sad, so many think short term etc, If you want to make a difference, educate your kids at the highest level, not Government standards, that will put them in the same shoes as many many Black South Africans today!

      Christopher - 2011-11-24 16:33

      What good has a black South African man actually done? Please explain.

  • Adrian - 2011-11-24 20:02

    Can the police be trusted? All the bank robbers and ATM bombers are armed with police/army weapons and equipment. It's on the news every day. Visual and print media. It follows that they may be staffed and managed by the same body. Sounds like the fox being invited into the chicken coop. Lucky fox!

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