"These are the people who don't care who they have to eliminate to get what they want."Within one week in May, ten CIT heists were recorded across the country. We’ve seen this carried over into June, with the latest attacks spiralling way out of control. In 2018 alone, at least 140 CIT robberies have taken place in South Africa so far. Over a decade ago, in 2006, the country dealt with 460 recorded heists. That’s the highest amount on record. The lure of all that easy money in one convenient location is too much for criminals to resist. Some of them may get caught and may even be injured or die in the attempt – but it hasn’t dissuaded others from trying. The scourge undoubtedly has South Africans shook. While we’ve seen a lot of footage taken by bystanders – and this certainly aids in identifying and capturing the criminals – it’s important to remember that safety comes first. These people are incredibly dangerous and will not hesitate to shoot you or anybody else. Let’s take a look at what else you can do if you ever find yourself caught in the crossfire of a brutal CIT heist.