It is still very disturbing the rate of cash-in-transit heist in South Africa.

Despite huge arrest, more people seem not to be detered from the brazen criminality.

Unwavering in his effort to stamp out crime, Police Minister Bheki Cele on Tuesday announced that over 230 suspects have been arrested in connection with cash-in-transit heists between April and November 2018.

Cele, flanked by South African Police Service (SAPS) top brass, briefed the media in Pretoria on progress made with regards to the heists.

He revealed that 118 cash-in-transit heists had taken place between April and November, a figure down from the 184 recorded last year between the same period.

“This registers a difference of 37% decrease. However, during the latter period we have [had] a significantly higher number of culprits being arrested.

At the moment, the figures are as follows; 237 arrested, 92 vehicles recovered, 78 firearms recovered and a substantial amount of money recovered, ” he said.

He said a significant amount of the arrests happened in Gauteng and North West, with over 30 suspects being nabbed in Midrand, Katlegong, Brits and Mahikeng in the past six weeks.