Businesses should expect a rise in armed robberies, cash in transit burglaries and ATM bombings ahead of the festive season.
Cash management firm Cash Connect says there is almost a 40% increase in the volume of cash that retailers hold during December compared to the average cash volumes during other months of the year, making the season very attractive for criminals.
Operational manager at Cash Connect, Jacques Meyer says, “In this first week of November, we have seen an increase in the amount of incidents that have happened and it’s almost the same as the last month or two. But, we usually see a large increase of incidents over this period. We anticipate quite a lot of incidents during the festive season as well.”