GEORGE NEWS - Police are still looking for two armed suspects after a cash-in-transit robbery at the Thembalethu Mall at the Fourways intersection last week.
At approximately 07:00 on Thursday morning 3 September, two armed men robbed a Fidelity Cash Solutions crew of a substantial amount of money while they were loading an ATM. The robbers allegedly fled the scene in a maroon Isuzu bakkie with registration number CAW 72418.
According to Wahl Bartmann, CEO of Fidelity Services Group, the incident in George ads to a concerning increase in the number of cash-in-transit robberies nationwide over the last two months.
"Our officer was held up at gunpoint and escorted back to his vehicle, where the suspects managed to force our driver out of the vehicle and held the crewman hostage," he said. "The suspects then forced our crewman to open the safe. Fortunately, there was no loss of life and no serious injuries."
No arrests have been made yet. According to unconfirmed information, this was the first successful cash-in-transit robbery in many years in George.
Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the Thembalethu police on 044 802 8922.
Further investigation will be done by detectives of the George Organised Crime unit. All information will be dealt with confidentially.
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