CAPE TOWN - One person has been injured in an unsuccessful cash-in-transit attack in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday morning.
In a statement, SBV Services confirmed the attack in the Ixopo area near Richmond.
Three SBV employees travelling in an armoured vehicle were attacked by an unknown number of suspects who surrounded them and opened fire.
SBV Services group chief executive Mark Barrett said one of their employees was injured during the attack and is receiving medical attention.
No cash was taken.
“Our thoughts are with our employee and his family, and we wish him a speedy recovery,” Barret said.
“On behalf of the entire company, we salute our team for their bravery and are extremely proud of the quick and evasive action taken by them in this unsuccessful attack. SBV’s team applied their training skills and followed proper procedures.
“They saved their lives and the lives of their colleagues and were extremely brave. This was a severe attack and our team demonstrated courage and persistence in averting the criminals involved,” Barrett said.
He added that they were well prepared, well trained, and invested heavily in the latest technology to track and protect their teams.
“SBV’s Risk and Compliance team works with the authorities to apprehend the suspects involved in attacks against SBV. We never close a case until it is solved.”
SBV said an investigation is under way and they were co-operating with SAPS.
Members of the public with any information on the attack can contact SBV’s Hotline 083 408 7029 to provide information to SBV’s investigations team or anonymously contact Crime Stop at 086 0010 111 or SMS Crime Line at 32211.