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Robberies Of and From Delivery Vehicles Increasing in SA
ITWeb has carried a story on the worsening spate of robberies targeting delivery courier vans and scooters. The article (https://www.itweb.co.za/content/GxwQDq1Z6d9vlPVo) points out that “while the South African lockdown resulted in online shopping reaching a tipping point in 2020, growing by 66% from 2018, industry players have expressed concern at the surge in robberies targeted at courier vans and scooters. In March, Gauteng provincial police commissioner lieutenant general Elias Mawela provided an update on vehicle and truck hijackings in the province. He noted that car hijackings had gone up by 5.9%, while truck hijackings increased by 31.8%. He noted that in recent weeks the spotlight had been on courier van robberies.” EFSA working with the Express Parcels Association (SAEPA) is looking for feedback from e-shops and delivery companies. Please contact me – [email protected]
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