According to a Fidelity statement from last Monday, 30 armed suspects travelling in seven different vehicle, attacked a Fidelity cash vehicle in Pretoria and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The cash in transit vehicle was ambushed at approximately 10:45 on Sunday morning while on its way to deliver cash when a BMW rammed into it on Propshaft Street in Silverton, Pretoria near the South African Police Service (SAPS) Crime Intelligence offices.
Fidelity CEO, Wahl Bartmann, said despite the heavy attack, the vehicle’s “sophisticated technology” ensured that there was minimal cash loss.
“Unfortunately in the ambush one of the Fidelity crew members in the back up vehicle was shot in the hip and upper chest,” said Bartmann. “His condition is very serious and he is being treated in hospital.”Fidelity is reportedly working closely with SAPS and no arrests have been made thus far. The incident took place on on Sunday, 26 September SAPS spokesperson Athlenda Mathe said the suspects set the BMW alight after crashing into the cash vehicle, which is when the CIT robbers in the other vehicles approached and opened fire on the security guards.