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Companies in KwaZulu-Natal should have their staff vetted because it is clear that many robberies and cash heists are "inside jobs", safety and security MEC Bheki Cele said yesterday.
He was speaking at a media briefing at the SA Police Service KZN headquarters in Durban.
"Clearly private companies are infested with criminals and sometimes these staff members help other criminals with inside information to commit crimes," he said.
Cele was responding after armed gangs struck in at least four regions of the province on Monday, resulting in two deaths.
Businesses in Amanzimtoti, Isipingo, Kranskop and Ezinqoleni were hit.
"It has not yet been established whether these heists are linked, but we are not ruling out that possibility," Cele said.
The police managed to recover three getaway cars used by the gangs and have made four arrests.
"We would like to assure the people that the long arm of the law will stretch to all law-breakers - and we warn criminals that we will be hard and uncompromising if we find them," Cele said.
Detectives, Cele stressed, would be carrying out round-the-clock investigations to ensure "every last thug is brought to book". - Sapa