CAPE TOWN–The South African Parliament says it is very concerned by the frequent cash-in-transit robberies which have been happening recently in different provinces across the country.
The Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Police in the National Assembly, Francois Beukman, said here Tuesday that the committee had raised the matter with National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole during their their previous meeting.
It is a matter of huge concern, especially if the is a large crime syndicate in several provinces targeting cash transit vehicles,” said Beukman.
We are of the view that crime intelligence detectives should be increased and specialised crime units should be tasked to deal with these crimes.
He said the detection of crime syndicates should be a major focus for the police. The most recent heist took place on Saturday along the R40 highway between Acornhoek and Hoedspruit, outside Phalaborwa, in Limpopo Province.
It is alleged that the suspects were shooting at the security van until the driver lost control. They then blew up the vehicle with explosives and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
Police have launched a manhunt for the group.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK