Johannesburg – National Police Commissioner Gen. Khehla Sitole launched a 72-hour activation plan after a cash theft at Fidelity’s Guard base in Gauteng on Saturday morning.
The theft took place at the guard base in Hermanstad, Hercules, when a group of armed people dressed in Fidelity uniforms and balaclavas stormed the premises and held the security guards under threat. of a weapon.
Some employees have been assaulted before having an undisclosed sum of money stolen.
Police spokesman Brigadier Vish Naidoo said crime intelligence, forensic experts and the Hawks were part of the activation plan and were currently searching the scene.
“Senior members of the Fidelity Group are also on site to assist detectives while trying to determine the extent of the loss suffered.
“We invite anyone with information about this theft to contact SAPS on our Crime Stop number 086 00 10111. Information can also be transmitted through SAPS MySAPSApp, an app that can be downloaded to any Android or iPhone via Play Store, ”said Naidoo, who said the information would be treated confidentially.
In an outstanding WhatsApp message reportedly sent by a performing officer, he said the value of the stolen money was around R30 million.
The officer said the Fidelity guards were unarmed, no shots were fired and no bodies were injured in the ordeal.