Statement to the media – Laudium CIT Heist

Houghton 15 May 2019 – SBV Services can confirm that a four-man team servicing a Standard Bank branch in Laudium, Pretoria was attacked by an unknown number of armed suspects yesterday. Two security officers sustained minor injuries during the attack and are currently being treated. SBV’s Risk and Compliance team is working closely with the SAPS to investigate the attack. Details of the attack are still unknown and cannot be disclosed while the investigation is underway. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken by the suspects.

SBV Services is offering up to a R1 million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects involved in yesterday’s cash-in-transit heist in Laudium, Pretoria.

Mark Barrett Group CEO says, “As a responsible corporate citizen, SBV thoroughly investigates all incidents. SBV does not tolerate any violence, crime and threats to our human lives. We will tirelessly persist in our efforts to mitigate CIT crime and together with the authorities and the CIT industry, we will ensure that the perpetrators involved in CIT attacks are brought to justice. SBV’s employees are trained to follow standard operating procedures, to avoid attacks and to ensure the safety of civilians. We are cooperating with the relevant authorities to investigate this attack, once the details are known and confirmed, action will be taken where required.

SBV appeals to members of the public with any information on this attack or any other cash- in-transit crime to notify the authorities immediately. SBV’s Early Warning Robbery Hotline is active 24/7 and members of the public may contact 083 408 7029 to provide information to SBV’s investigations team. All callers can be assured that confidentiality is maintained.

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