Transito: The Truth behind the Big-Money Robberies
This book is an important resource for the cash in transit (CIT) companies, financial services industries and criminal justice system. With one of the authors having used convicts of CIT crimes as participants for a PhD study, he solicited data from the lived experiences of CIT robbers that reveal their modus operandi, which is crucial to combat these robberies. The authors reveal how CIT robbers meticulously plan and execute their ambushes collaborating with the sophisticated network of accomplices.
The book is thus a timely publication that provides information to combat CIT crimes.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Into the face of violence
Chapter 2: The Modus Operandi
Chapter 3: The ultimate crime
Chapter 4: Who are these robbers?
Chapter 5: Planning a CIT robbery
Chapter 6: Homing in
Chapter 7: Calculating the risk
Chapter 8: Wheels: The key to a CIT heist
Chapter 9: Intimidation: A crucial CIT weapon
Chapter 10: Outgunning the guards
Chapter 11: Sangomas, women and drink
Chapter 12: Hi-tech crime
Chapter 13: Hitting the target
Chapter 14: The critical time factor
Chapter 15: Getting away
Chapter 16: Lots and lots of money
Chapter 17: Cops or robbers?
Chapter 18: Defeating the ends of justice
Chapter 19: Getting caught
Chapter 20: Advice from the robbers
Hennie Lochner is independent researcher since his retirement as senior lecturer in the Department of Police Practice at UNISA. He specialised in advanced crime intelligence and crime scene investigation. He obtained a doctorate on the use of modus operandi information for the investigation of CIT robberies, from which this book was born. He has published widely in accredited journals and wrote several books. In a police career spanning 28 years, he investigated various crimes before commanding among others, the provincial crime unit investigating taxi violence and serious and violent crimes unit.
Peet van Staden is author and retired prize-winning journalist. In a journalism career spanning 46 years he held executive positions in among others, television, newspapers, and radio, and was elected to several panels compiling principles and norms for media in South Africa and internationally. He authored or contributed to several non-fiction books, magazines, and occasional publications in both English and Afrikaans. He is also a novelist and writer of short stories.