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CCTV footage showing a cash-in-transit heist at the Liberty Promenade shopping complex in Mitchells Plain, in which a security guard was killed and another injured, has been released in a bid to help catch the culprits.
No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, which happened at around 8.30 on Saturday, August 31. The security company whose guards were targeted has called on people to help in identifying the perpetrators.
That Saturday, 23-year-old SBV Services security guard Jody van Harte was shot dead while restocking an ATM.
It was meant to be a routine stop for the security guards, but a group of five men with firearms approached them while they were delivering cash.
The attackers took the bags containing an undisclosed amount of money.
Van Harte was declared dead at the scene and another guard was wounded in the attack. He was a former Oude Molen Technical High pupil.
The robbers fled from the mall in a white Audi.
On Wednesday, provincial police spokesman Colonel Tembinkosi Kinana said: “There are no latest developments on the case. The investigation continues.
“Since the incident happened, the SBV’s Risk and Governance team has been working closely with the Promenade Shopping Centre’s security team and the police.”
They have obtained footage from the CCTV cameras. The company has offered a R100 000 reward for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.
Grant Dunnington, the SBV chief executive, said: “SBV Services will do everything that we can to ensure that those who have been involved are brought to justice.”
Anyone with information can call SBV Early Warning Robbery Hotline on 083 408 7029.