SBV SERVICES STATEMENT – SBV AND THE SAPS ON THE LOOK OUT FOR SUSPECTS INVOLVED IN ATTEMPTED CASH-IN-TRANSIT ATTACK NEAR RICHMOND, KWAZULU-NATAL TODAY
Houghton, 09 May 2022 – SBV confirms an attempted cash-in-transit attack on an SBV team in the Ixopo area near Richmond earlier this morning. Three SBV employees, travelling in an SBV armoured vehicle, were attacked by an unknown number of suspects who surrounded the SBV vehicle and opened fire on them.
Mark Barrett, Group CEO of SBV Services confirmed that one of the SBV employees was injured during the attack and is receiving medical attention. He also confirms that no cash was taken. Mark Barrett says, “our thoughts are with our employee and his family, and we wish him a speedy recovery. On behalf of the entire company, we salute our team for their bravery and are extremely proud of the quick and evasive action taken by them in this unsuccessful attack. SBV’s team applied their training skills and followed proper procedures. They saved their lives and the lives of their colleagues and were extremely brave. This was a severe attack and our team demonstrated courage and persistence in averting the criminals involved. Our thoughts are with our team members and their families for the trauma sustained because of this attack.
Mark Barrett further adds, “SBV will not tolerate any attacks that place our employee’s lives at risk or the money that we move. Our message to these criminals is clear: we are well prepared, well trained, and invest heavily in the latest technology to track and protect our teams. SBV’s Risk and Compliance team works with the authorities to apprehend the suspects involved in attacks against SBV. We never close a case until it is solved.”
SBV cannot comment further as an investigation is underway and we are cooperating with the SAPS as they investigate.
SBV appeals to members of the community with any information regarding this attack to contact SBV’s Hotline 083 408 7029 to provide information to SBV’s investigations team. This line is active 24/7 and all callers can be assured that confidentiality is maintained.
SBV Services (Pty) Limited