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Security Expert Gives His Take on Wild Video of South African Armored Truck Crew Coming Under Automatic-Weapons Fire

Added 05-23-21 05:45:04pm EST - “A security expert gave Vice News his take on a viral video depicting an armed robbery attempt in South Africa.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Armored Cash Truck Crew Hit with Automatic-Weapons Fire in Pulse-Pounding Video of Fierce Ambush”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Numbeo’s 2021 Crime Index pegs the African nation as the world’s third-most-dangerous state, with six South African cities among the 20 most dangerous municipalities in the world.

As such, any business is dangerous business in South Africa, and trips in which large amounts of money are involved often require the assistance of armored security vehicles.

Dash-came footage of one of these vehicles, driven by industry veteran Lee Prinsloo and co-piloted by rookie Lloyd Mthombeni, went viral early this month after the vehicle — which was carrying an undisclosed amount of money — came under fire from prospective robbers wielding automatic weapons.

Vice News asked Dermont Cosgrove, a former French Foreign Legionnaire who has spent the past 25 years working as a security expert, for his take on the video.

“(Mthombeni) looks like he’s had about 5 days on the job, and as with those companies, a minimal (amount) of training, so he’s following the directions he’s been given,” Cosgrove told Vice via a Signal message.

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