South Africa 16.3.2015 12:45 pm

R5m for putting cash heist gang behind bars

Image courtesy stockxchnge.com

Image courtesy stockxchnge.com

A company specialising in the processing, movement and management of cash is offering a reward of R5 million to anyone who could help convict armed robbery suspects.

SBV Services has promised the reward for information leading to the successful arrests, recovery of cash and conviction of the perpetrators, said Flavia De Cillia, the company’s communications manager.

De Cillia said on Tuesday four of the company’s protection officers were attacked by an unknown number of suspects while transporting cash in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga, between Verena and Witbank at around 7pm.

“Unfortunately, minor injuries were sustained by the crew during the attack. A substantial amount of cash was taken by the suspects who fled the scene of the crime in a number of vehicles,” said De Cillia. The company’s risk and governance team was working with the authorities to investigate the incident. “This is a serious and violent crime that has been committed,” said group CEO Grant Dunnington.

He said no additional details could be disclosed as an investigation was under way. “We are working with the authorities and will do everything that we can to ensure that those involved are brought to justice.

“I wish to commend our employees for their bravery in defending this attack and am pleased that they are recovering from their injuries.” Members of the public who are aware of any information regarding the incident have been requested to call the SBV Early Warning Robbery Hotline on 083-408-7029.

Earlier this year, an armed cash-in-transit robbery took place at Bedford Centre in Bedfordview. De Cillia said she could not disclose any details regarding the incident as it was also still under investigation.

At the time, SBV offered a R500 000 reward for information that could lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of the suspects.

 

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