Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Who is South Africa's mafia?

Cash attacks: One of three cash-in-transit heists took place on the N1 South in Johannesburg, about 500m from the New Canada Road bridge. Photo: Dumisani Sibeko, The Star
There is no doubt in my mind that cash heists are connected. Yesterday saw five attempted cash heists and two retail robberies in Gauteng. This after a seeming lull in activity.

I am sure there is a story about some mastermind, living an apparently normal (albeit super-rich) life, who is pulling the strings behind all of these crimes.

And as usual there are the tragic stories of families who have lost fathers and breadwinners. Stories that nobody even thinks about anymore.

The story...

Heist gangs out in force in day of ambushes

Police arrested two suspects in five cash-in-transit heists in which a security guard was killed and three guards were injured.

Coin Security vehicles were involved in robberies in Joubert Park, in Riverlea and at Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg on Monday.

The last of the heists took place at about 5.30pm when two guards were ambushed as they walked to their vehicle after collecting money at the Meat-A-Rama Supermarket and Butchery in Joubert Park.

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