A search has been launched for a female cash guard who allegedly stole R4 million from a cash collection point at Gauteng's Mall of Africa in July last year.
A search has been launched for a female cash guard who allegedly stole R4 million from a cash collection point at Gauteng's Mall of Africa in July last year.

SBV appeals for help after guard makes off with R4m loot

By Se-Anne Rall Time of article published Feb 18, 2020

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Durban - A search has been launched for a female cash guard who allegedly stole R4 million from a cash collection point at Gauteng's Mall of Africa in July last year. 

It is alleged that the woman, who has not been to work since the theft, cut open two money bags before loading the cash into other bags and casually putting them into a trolley and exiting the mall. 

According to SBV Services group CEO, Mark Barrett, a case was lodged with the police when the incident occurred and SBV’s Risk and Compliance team is continuing to work closely with the police on the investigation. 

He said this was in line with SBV’s relentless pursuit on all matters of crime that affect the business

“As a key service provider that ensures that cash is available for the citizens of South Africa, and as a responsible corporate citizen, we do not tolerate any crime and take all internal and external incidents in a serious light. If an incident does occur, we will focus our efforts together with the relevant authorities to ensure that the perpetrators involved are brought to justice," Barrett said. 

He said SBV was currently not in a position to disclose any details regarding this case due to the sensitive nature of the investigation. 

"We are cooperating with the relevant authorities to investigate the incident," Barrett said. 

SBV is requesting that members of the public call the SBV hotline 083 408 7029 with any information that may assist with this investigation. This line is available 24/7 and all callers are assured that confidentiality is maintained.

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