Attempted Robbery and Murder: SBV ATM crew attacked on 1 August 2017
Well done to the South African Police Service and our Risk and Compliance team who have again displayed their commitment to the safety of our employees, customers and communities by ensuring that justice prevails.
On the morning of 01 August 2017, a SBV ATM team was attacked by unknown armed suspects. The SBV crew members acted swiftly and returned fire. Three suspects were fatally wounded during the attack and an additional two suspects were arrested within the vicinity of the crime scene.
After a lengthy investigation and court proceedings, one of the two suspects was convicted and sentenced in September 2020. The following sentences were handed down:
|Charge 1:||Murder||Life imprisonment|
|Charge 2:||Murder||Life imprisonment|
|Charge 3 & 4:||Attempted murder||30 years imprisonment|
|Charge 5:||Attempted Robbery||12 years imprisonment|
|Charge 6 & 7:||Illegal possession of two unlicensed firearms||30 years imprisonment|
|Charge 8:||Illegal possession of prohibited firearm||18 years imprisonment|
|Charge 9:||Illegal possession of ammunition||5 years imprisonment|
This result would not have been achieved without recognising the bravery and dedication shown by the SBV crew members who successfully defended the attack against them.
The success of the case serves as a stern warning to anyone with unlawful and dishonest intentions. Irrespective of the time frame, our highly skilled and experienced team will stop at nothing to apprehend and bring to book the criminals that threaten our people.