| WATCH | Bomb squad referred to as in to free hijacked guard strapped with explosives in Cape City

  • The Western Cape bomb disposal unit freed an SBV guard after a hijacking left the 30-year-old strapped with explosives.
  • An SBV crew was servicing ATMs in Cape City after they have been accosted by an unknown variety of suspects.
  • SBV applauded the guards for remaining calm throughout the assault and promised to supply assist and counselling to the affected workers.

 An SBV guard escaped unscathed after being hijacked, kidnapped, robbed and strapped with explosives in Cape City.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa mentioned the Western Cape bomb disposal unit rescued the guard.

Potelwa mentioned the 30-year-old guard was allegedly kidnapped, strapped with explosive supplies, and compelled to take away money from a number of ATMs in Cape City.

The guard was then dropped off alongside the N2 freeway, close to Macassar, with the explosive supplies nonetheless strapped to his physique.

Potelwa mentioned police are investigating a case of kidnapping and theft.

SBV mentioned their workers have been accosted whereas servicing an ATM.

The corporate has applauded their workers for remaining calm throughout the assault.

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“We’re grateful that our group members have been bodily unhurt, and we’re offering assist and counselling for all affected workers. Regardless of our industry-leading danger profile, criminals proceed to invent new, brazen and extra violent methods in an try and get to the cash. 

“As a accountable company citizen, SBV totally investigates all incidents. We stay targeted and dedicated to investing and adjusting our danger mitigation actions to account for the evolving face of cash-related assaults on the {industry}.

“SBV doesn’t tolerate violence, crime and threats to human lives. We are going to tirelessly persist in our efforts to mitigate cash-in-transit (CIT) crime and, along with the authorities and the CIT {industry}, we’ll be certain that the perpetrators concerned in assaults are delivered to justice,” mentioned Group CEO Mark Barrett. 

SBV’s Threat & Compliance group is working intently with SAPS to research the incident. 

SBV has appealed to members of the general public with any data on this incident to anonymously contact SBV’s Early Warning Theft Hotline on 083 408 7029.

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