Transito: The Truth Behind the Big Money Robberies


Peet Van staden , Hennie Lochner PhD

Publisher: Unisa Press

Published: February 6, 2021

Format: Paperback

Distributor: Willow Trading SA

ISBN:‎ 9781776150632

SKU: 9781776150632 Categories: , ,


The revelations in this book are critical for the cash-in-transit (CIT) companies, financial services industries, and criminal justice system alike. Propelled by excessive greed, CIT robberies are executed ruthlessly with no respect for human life. The book epitomises and demonstrates how ‘the love of money could be root cause of evil.’ The book will assist the stakeholders within the criminal justice system to circumvent the stratagems of these robbers and mete out punishment proportional to the crime.

About the Author
Peet van Staden is an 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. Hennie Lochner is an independent researcher since his retirement as a 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, out of which this book is based. Moreover, 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.