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[VIDEO] Bomb squad disarms explosives strapped to hijacked cash-in-transit guard

31 January 2021 11:50 AM
Tags:
Crime
SAPS
SBV services
Cape Town SAPS
Cash-in-transit heist
cash-in-transit guards
bomb squad

The guard was hijacked while servicing ATMs in Cape Town on Saturday and later released on the N2, says SBV Services.

A Western Cape bomb disposal team succeeded in disarming an explosive device strapped to the body of a hijacked cash-in-transit guard in Cape Town Saturday.

He was part of an SBV Services group servicing ATMs in Cape Town.

A statement from the company says two of its guards delivering cash to an ATM were hijacked and later released on the N2 near Macassar.

SBV is providing counselling for affected employees says Group CEO Mark Barrett.

"Despite our industry-leading risk profile, criminals continue to invent new, brazen and more violent ways in an attempt to get to the money."

SBV is working closely with the police to investigate the incident says Barrett.

"SBV appeals to members of the public with any information on this incident to contact SBV’s Early Warning Robbery Hotline. This line is active 24/7 and members of the public may contact 083 408 7029 to provide information to SBV’s investigations team."




31 January 2021 11:50 AM
Tags:
Crime
SAPS
SBV services
Cape Town SAPS
Cash-in-transit heist
cash-in-transit guards
bomb squad

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