Western Cape police say there's been a reduction in business robberies in the province since April.
However, officials say filling stations, small township enterprises and cash-in-transit vehicles are still vulnerable to criminals after a filling station in Sunningdale was hit on Monday.
Security guards were collecting cash boxes when they were robbed by a gang of gunmen.
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The police's, Brigadier Tania Hosking said that collaborative efforts between retailers and officials have seen a decline in shopping mall crimes.
We have actually had a 15 percent reduction in our business robberies. Some initiatives are working and we are consulting with the role players involved.— Brigadier Tania Hosking, Western Cape Provincial Head for Saps operations
#BusinessRobberies Yesterday robbers stole R210 000 from an Engen petrol station in Sunningdale in a cash in transit heist. MM— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) December 15, 2015