Cash robberies in transit vehicles almost daily in South Africa

An intense video was recently released showing the driver of a Toyota Land Cruiser who dared to escape an attempted robbery. This crew may have escaped, but cash in transit Vehicle robberies are actually in South Africa almost every day.

On April 22nd, a group of armed robbers opened fire on a CIT (Toyota Land Cruiser Cash-In-Transit) vehicle News24. These vehicles tend to move money or valuables from one place to another. The criminals fired a few shots at the taxi, but luckily the occupants were protected by bulletproof glass. Inside, the CIT vehicle’s driver, Leo Prinsloo, made an excellent escape while his partner, Lloyd Mtombeni, prepared for a worst-case scenario. The video of the extreme ordeal was recorded by a camera in the Land Cruiser:

And a new video shows what was going on before the Land Cruiser:

Prinsloo’s driving skills and his cool demeanor in such a stressful situation probably saved his life and Mtombeni’s life. While many see Prinsloo as a hero, a story of SA trucker shows that he also received death threats after escaping.

South Africa is no stranger to Hollywood-style robberies, in which armed thieves blow up or even blow up CIT armored vehicles. According to the BBC, the wild robberies of these CIT vehicles are so common that they happen virtually every day. Police and activists agree that a large part of the problem is organized crime BBC::

According to Yusuf Abramjee, an anti-crime activist, the gangs range in size from around 10 to 20 members and are just as confident of launching a broad day strike in the cities as they are in the countryside.

And when they strike, they are well prepared: AK47, other assault rifles and commercial-grade explosives – so they can blow off the back of a delivery truck and then walk away with the money.

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The robbers start small and work from home heists to eventually become part of the many gangs involved in the almost daily raids on CIT vehicles. Anneliese Burgess, a journalist, has found that the police are sometimes involved in these robberies by helping the gangs stay out of payment problems BBC.

Given the hardware commonly used in these raids, Prinsloo and Mtombeni are in luck. The robbers fled without money and were unfortunately not caught.

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