WATCH | Bogus cash-in-transit guards make off with cash, valuables in Alberton

2020-02-04 14:24

A group of men who allegedly posed as Fidelity cash-in-transit guards escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash and valuables from food retailer Pick n Pay in Alberton, Gauteng on Sunday.

A Fidelity Cash Solutions employee, who did not want to be named, told News24 the company could not comment on the incident as the footage did not clearly identify the suspects as wearing Fidelity uniforms.

"They are not Fidelity guards. There is no indication that they are from a specific company and therefore we cannot comment," she said.

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"It can be anybody. We tried to enlarge the footage yesterday and we still couldn't see whose uniform that is and don't know who it belongs to."

Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo told News24 police were searching for the suspects and have opened a case of theft under false pretences.

"It is alleged that two suspects entered the shop dressed in Fidelity guard uniforms, pretending to be cash collectors," Masondo said.

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"The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash and used a VW Combi as a getaway car."

He appealed to anyone with information to help in the investigation by contacting their nearest police station or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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