Transport union Satawu says it’s deeply concerned about the safety of cash-in-transit security guards. The union says it’s in talks with cash-in-transit companies to discuss providing security for its members.
Seven men were arrested yesterday after two cash-in-transit vans were bombed in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg.
The union’s Praisewell Nsimande says, “Once the employees are out from the car, in particular the box Marshall going into the ATM and to the bank itself. At some point you find that the capacity in terms of the back-up is not up to good standard.”
Security analyst Dr Chris de Kock has blamed the escalation of cash-in-transit heists in the country on a lack of police intelligence.
“The police do not have intelligence. Cash-in-transit robbers now find it much easier to do this type of robbery also the way that they are doing it is actually impossible for an ordinary police station to handle this kind of situation.”