Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS) is offering a R50 000 reward for any information that will lead to the successful arrest and conviction of three men who recently robbed passengers at gunpoint on one of its buses. The bus was travelling from Claremont to Mitchells Plain when the robbery occurred.
Talking to IOL, GABS spokesperson Bronwen Dyke-Beyer stated that the incident was said to have taken place on Tuesday evening, just before 8pm. No injuries have been reported.
“The three armed suspects, who pretended to be passengers, stole cellphones and other personal belongings from passengers and the driver. The matter was immediately reported to the SAPS. The issue of crime on board our buses is a complex one as we have over 1 000 buses on the roads doing multiple trips per day,”Dyke-Beyer said. “Golden Arrow has instituted covert measures and increased our own security patrols in certain areas, and we are also exploring other options.”
Dyke-Beyer added that GABS spokespersons have been advised to remain vague on the incident, as vital information may fall into the wrong hands. The company is working closely with both law enforcement and government, as the robbery and similar such incidents are an issue of public safety.