- A cash-in-transit (CIT) heist on Thursday was caught on video
- The footage was shared online and it gathered thousands of views
- South Africans had mixed reactions to the heist and many blamed the police for focussing on 'less important' issues
On Thursday morning, a CIT robbery took place at Ormonde Shopping Centre. CCTV footage of the incident was shared on Facebook by the Intelligence Bureau SA.
One video captured the CIT heist from inside one of the nearby shops while another was caught on CCTV cameras outside the building.
Several armed men are seen in the clips and a security guard, who surrendered for his own safety.
Both videos gathered thousands of views and South Africans were left fuming. While many had strong opinions on the incident, such as it was an inside job, others blamed the South Africans Police Service.
According to some social media users, the police have been focussing on the lockdown regulations more than any other 'serious' crimes.
Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the reactions the footage generated.
Riaan Honiball commented:
"Even with army and police around they still manage this. Because Cele targets the normal citizens as criminals and criminals like good citizens. Typical . Rather focus on these crimes now. Not citizens walking the streets to the shop. The police and army seems scared of the real criminals."
Thabo DJ-TenEighty Motsoari said:
"While police are busy checking for alcohol and permits in our cars."
Darren Bouwer added:
"While cops are too busy chasing surfers and little Timmy for trying to buy a cigarette down the road! I love our country, but we are in such backward mess."
Justin Litkie wrote:
"Insurance companies are loving Oom Cyril right now. Only going to get worst though."
Take a look at the videos below:
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