Nov 28, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Gauteng cash-in-transit heists down, but truck and carjacking cases up

Gauteng recorded 15 fewer money robberies (CIT) between July and September compared to the same period last year.

Lt. Gen. Elias Mawela, the Gauteng Police Commissioner, said the province had recorded 12 cases in the last quarter. < / p>

“This can also be attributed to the relationship with our partners and other law enforcement agencies. However, that doesn’t mean we did it as we all know CITs are one of the worst robberies out there. They are committed with so much violence. This reduction shows that we are making a remarkable difference, “said Mawela.

Mawela, along with the provincial police officers, delivered the statistics to the Gauteng Legislature Portfolio Committee for Community Safety on Tuesday.

According to statistics, the most severely attacked vehicles are Fidelity with six cases, followed by G4S with five and SBV with one.

Mawela said carjacking increased by 3.4% across the province . The West Rand recorded the largest increase (58.3%), followed by Ekurhuleni (16.2%).

Statistics showed that car theft cases in Sedibeng district (-22.5%) and Tshwane (-7.5%

Most cases of carjacking were reported at Jeppe Police Station, which saw an increase of 150%, followed by the Thembisa Police Station, which saw an increase of 115.6% in the Compared to the same period last year.

Mawela said truck hijackings increased by 2% across the province.

According to statistics, there has been a decrease in the number of warehouse thefts in Gauteng by 18%.