Cash in Transit heist – Pimville Soweto
Breaking news: Fidelity has just reported a second cash in transit incident in the last 24 hours. This time in Pimville Soweto. At approximately midday today, a Fidelity Security Officer collecting cash from a retails store in Pimville Soweto was attacked by three armed suspects.
The suspects disarmed the Officer and made off with the cross pavement carrier containing the cash and fled in a white Ford Focus. “Fortunately there was no loss of life and no serious injuries,” says Wahl Bartmann, CEO of Fidelity Services Group.
In another incident yesterday, this time in Witpoortjie, a Fidelity Security Officer collecting cash from a service station was attacked by two suspects, one carrying an automatic rifle as he was entering his vehicle and cash was stolen.
A gold Mercedes Benz with three suspects then attempted to block the CIT van and instructed the driver to open the vehicle to access any further cash and firearms in the vehicle. When he refused and the suspects were unable to access the vehicle, they fled the scene in a white Audi A4 and the gold Mercedes Benz C class.
“We are very concerned about the spike in incidents. We definitely saw a decline in the first half of the year but this is changing rapidly. At present there have been no arrests but we are working closely with SAPS and our Specialist Investigative teams on both these incidents. Any information from the public is welcome and should be communicated immediately,” concludes Bartmann.