Cash in transit attack in Nelspruit
This morning at approximately 10:30, four armed suspects disarmed a Fidelity crewman who was collecting a cash consignment from Pick n Pay in Nelspruit.
Wahl Bartmann, Fidelity Services Group CEO says the suspects disarmed the crewman as he was leaving and took the cash consignment.
Bartmann says the Fidelity driver who witnessed the incident gave chase as the suspects attempted to flee in a white polo. One of the suspects in the panic, did not manage to get in the getaway vehicle and fled on foot with the cash consignment. He tried to hide the consignment in nearby bushes but this was later retrieved.
No injuries were sustained to Fidelity staff members but unfortunately a member of the public was wounded in the shootout from one of the suspects bullets. Bartmann says he believes the injured passer-by fortunately only sustained minor injuries in the cross fire. The only loss sustained was the theft of a firearm. All the cash was recovered.
“We are definitely continuing to see spike in cash in transit incidents and we would once again like to remind shoppers to please be especially vigilant when they are close to any of our cash vans,” concludes Bartmann.