Cash-in-transit heists are no longer a Gauteng phenomenon judging by a dramatic morning on Cape Town’s Flats.
On Monday around 9pm along the city’s busy Jakes Gerwel Drive a cash transit vehicle was attacked.
Details are scant at this point, but the aftermath of the heist was clear: the vehicle’s flank was torn apart, while cash bills were strewn across the rain-sodden road.
Upon hearing the commotion, some onlookers got out their phones and recorded the incident. Clips then made their way onto Twitter and Facebook.
Popular group @TrafficWC reposted one of these videos on Facebook which has garnered some 2600 views at the time of writing.
The same video began trending on Twitter courtesy of user @arm_armshane.
— Shane Arm (@arm_armshane) June 18, 2018
This isn’t the first cash in transit to occur in the Western Cape this year. In late May, a suspect was shot dead in an attempted heist in Strand, southeast of Cape Town.
In its 2017 #CrimeStats report, the South African Police Services had also noted a 45.8% boom in cash in transit heists in the Western Cape from the previous year.
Feature image: screenshot, @TrafficWC via Facebook