It’s Heistin’ Time In The Old Country

Here’s yet another reason not to have anything to do with South Africa:

There has been at least one cash-in-transit (CIT) heist a day nationally since the beginning of the year.

The report is dated Feb 14, but there’s no reason to suppose that the trend hasn’t continued.  And to show that the choirboys have moved with the times:

Anti-crime advocate Yusuf Abramjee said it was worrying that CIT robbers had become so brazen, and that they were using more explosives to blow up the vans.

There’s a guy with job security.  It’s like being a condom salesman during Fleet Week, only the number of ships in port grows each day.  (It’s also a bullshit job;  other than the criminals, who isn’t an anti-crime advocate?)

And the final touch:

National police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo said that not all the CIT incidents were categorised as heists because an incident is only considered a heist if the suspects get away with money.

That’s like being held up at gunpoint, but not characterizing it as “violent” crime because the thief didn’t shoot you.

Can’t remember who sent me the article, but many thanks… I think.


  1. Looks like the banks need to use a proper Armored Vehicle instead of panel vans and sedans. and with that much risk , a follow car with a SWAT team might be a good idea. Best deterrent is a series of foiled attempts combined with stack of dead bad guys

  2. Sounds like the quoted Anti Crime Activist is using the methodology of the Brady Bunch/Bloomberg/CDC where a defensive use of a firearm that does not result in a shooting or death is not counted in their “studies”.

    1. Exactly. If it wasn’t an attempted heist, what was it? Following too closely? Negligent discharge of a weapon?

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