7 Cash in Transit Robbers Pull Off Heist in Tembisa, SA Stunned: “Criminals Are the Real Government”

7 Cash in Transit Robbers Pull Off Heist in Tembisa, SA Stunned: “Criminals Are the Real Government”

  • A cash-in-transit heist in Tembisa has prompted the deployment of additional police resources to the crime-ridden area
  • Seven armed suspects opened fire at the G4S van and used explosives to access the money inside
  • The brazen incident spooked South Africans as it appears to many that criminals are becoming fearless

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Cash-in-transit vehicle was robbed in Tembisa
A cash-in-transit vehicle was robbed in Tembisa. Image: @VehicleTrackerz
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TEMBISA - South Africans are in disbelief as the police in Gauteng deployed extra resources to the Tembisa area, in the aftermath of a daring cash-in-transit robbery.

CIT heist shakes Tembisa

According to authorities, the shocking incident unfolded on Monjane Street as a white Mercedes-Benz collided with a G4S cash van last Friday.

The seven assailants opened fire on the van, reported SABCNews. Athlenda Mathe, the national police spokesperson, said that the culprits forced the guards out of the vehicle, seized a firearm, and used explosives to gain access.

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Mathe added that a manhunt has been launched for a minimum of seven suspects who made off with an undisclosed sum of money.

Police seek public's help

Fortunately, no injuries were reported, and as of now, no arrests have been made. The police urged anyone with information regarding to this heist to contact the authorities.

SA worried about rampant crime

The level of unchecked criminal activities in the country has citizens concerned and they expressed their frustration online.

Mlamli Mpi mentioned:

"Eshee means that the professional criminals have advanced skills more than anyone else to take cash as they planned."

Lindokuhle Shabangu posted:

"They wait for criminals to take the money then deploy more cops to investigate."

Mzoxolo April wrote:

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"It is tough to run a business in this country criminals are the real government."

Oscar Hanai suggested:

"They must start using airlift transportation of money, a helicopter."

Lemo KG Mat commented:

"In Soweto they robbed a mall which is near a police station so criminals are always 1- 0 police."

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In a similar article, Briefly News reported that a cash-in-transit heist plan was interrupted by police. The authorities received information about a planned heist, and they took swift action in Makhado.

Many South Africans were impressed by SAPS' diligent work. People commented and shared their two cents about how hard the police service has been working to capture these suspects.

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Source: Briefly News

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Hilary Sekgota (Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content) Hilary Sekgota is the Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content at Briefly News. She completed a BA in Communication Science from Unisa in 2018 and a Diploma in Journalism from Varsity College in 2010. She also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. Hilary joined the Briefly News team in 2022 and started her journalism career at Tshwane Sun. She has 12 years of experience covering current affairs and human interest topics. Email: hilary.sekgota@briefly.co.za

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