G4S targeted 5 times in 1 day

2018-06-05 16:15
G4S security van (G4S website)

G4S security van (G4S website)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Security services company G4S says the recent surge in cash-in-transit heists is unacceptable after it was targeted five times in one day.

On Monday, there were several cash-transit-heists reported across the country.

READ: Already 3 separate cash-in-transit heists on Monday morning

G4S confirmed to News24 on Tuesday that its security guards were attacked in four separate incidents while performing cash collection services on Monday.

The attacks took place in eMalahleni in Mpumalanga, East London and Mthatha in the Eastern Cape and Krugersdorp, west of Gauteng.

The company also confirmed an attack on one of its armoured vehicles in Vanderbijlpark on the same day.  

The robbers used explosives in an attempt to gain access to the vehicle but failed and fled the scene empty handed.

The company said that while their armoured vehicles were not involved in four of the incidents, their staff members were attacked.  

In the Mthatha attack, a G4S security guard was shot multiple times in the chest. He is in a stable condition in hospital.

Call for cooperation

Gauteng Hawks spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu said in the incident at a garage in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg, seven suspects armed with AK-47s and handguns confronted security guards while they were transporting money from the garage.

Mulamu said an undisclosed amount of money was taken and the suspects fled the scene in a white Toyota Corolla and Hilux bakkie.

"G4S continually works with commercial partners as well as research and development organisations to develop ever-changing technologies to protect our staff.  

"These attacks are unacceptable for all operators across the industry and we believe in working together, sharing intelligence and collaborating with other CIT (cash-in-transit) operators and law enforcement agencies to improve the environment in which we all operate."  

On Monday afternoon, Police Minister Bheki Cele announced interventions to combat aggravated robberies.

This will include high density and visibility of uniformed police officers on foot and police vehicles, supported by the police's air wing, regular cordon and search operations, roadblocks and relentless searches for wanted suspects.

Cele said as part of the police's organised crime threat analysis approach, dedicated teams would be set up to track and arrest wanted suspects in crimes including cash-in-transit heists, hijackings, murders, house robberies, gang violence and related crimes and taxi violence and related crimes.

Read more on:    g4s  |  saps  |  bheki cele  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

HSE Manager

Cape Town
Tumaini Consulting
R550 000.00 - R650 000.00 Per Year

Cluster Financial Manager

Cape Town
Network Finance
R950 000.00 - R1 000 000.00 Per Year

IT Manager (contract)

Cape Town CBD
Communicate Cape Town IT
R330 000.00 - R458 000.00 Per Year

Property [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.