HEIST!: South Africa's Cash-in-Transit Epidemic UncoveredAnneliese BurgessPenguin Random House South Africa There was a time not too long ago when cash-in-transit heists were no longer in the news as this kind of crime had been brought under control. At their peak in 2006, the police reported 467 cases, but this number dropped dramatically in later years. However, a new and vicious strain of the crime began to increase over the past two years. The public is a loss as to what causeis and what the cure could be. The police reported in its crime statistics published in September that there was a 57% increase in cash-in-transit heists between April 2017 and March 2018, with 238 cases being reported, compared with 152 between April 2016 and March 2017. The SA Banking Risk Information Centre said in Septembert hat it had recorded 152 cash-in-transit heists at that point in 2018 alone. Heist!, published earlier in 2018 by Anneliese Burgess, takes an in-depth look at this crime epidemic and...
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