Yet another CIT heist has taken place in the East Rand this week with shocking footage of the aftermath circulating on social media. In the video clip, shared by Yusuf Abramjee on Tuesday morning revealed that bystanders had attempted to seize any cash left behind.
A video of the CIT robbery revealed that bystanders had seized the chance to loot any cash on the scene. Image: Yusuf Abramjee/ Twitter
Bystanders loot remains of CIT
With the vehicle still emitting smoke, a crowd gathered to loot any remnants of the crime with the perpetrators already having fled the scene.
In reaction to this concerning incident, it seems as if citizens have become somewhat immune to these circumstances. With cash-in-transit heists on the rise in SA, many had nonchalant responses to the clip.
“CIT security is outdated. I’m sure rewards for intelligence into these heists would yield results.”
“There are rewards for intelligence.. but most of the Intel that comes in is from dudes who are no longer ger part of the gig or angry ex-girlfriends etc.. “
“Crime scene tempered with, remember, in all Crime scenes perpetrators unknowingly leave something that can link them to the scene, but here everything is trampled.”
Latest in a slew of heists
While the incident may seem shocking it comes just a few days after an incident that claimed the life of a police officer in the area.
Reports indicate that the officer had been killed during another CIT heist that had taken place on Friday. The incident had left another officer and three security guards wounded.
National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole had responded to the incident by launching a 72-hour manhunt for the suspects.
A police spokesperson had confirmed that the heist had occurred on Friday morning when the van had been attacked by a heavily armed group.
When a tactical response team had arrived on the scene the suspects, in a convoy of at least four vehicles, had opened fire.
The suspects had fled the scene in a white Toyota Fortuner and a red Hyundai SUV with an undisclosed amount of case.
Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to report to their nearest police station or contact Crime Stop on 086-00-10111.