SmartWatser evidence has helped to convict three men who targeted cash-in-transit couriers in Birmingham to fund a lavish lifestyle.
CASH AND VALUABLES IN TRANSIT (CVIT)
A SERIOUS THREAT
Cash and valuables in transit (CVIT) robbery is a very serious crime perpetrated by dangerous individuals that will not hesitate to use violence or weapons to obtain what they are after.
The complexities of tracing stolen banknotes back to a particular crime scene has historically made it difficult for police to link criminals to a specific robbery. This can be crucial, as the circumstances of the robbery can have a massive impact upon sentencing – particular if weapons or violence were used.
The introduction of SmartWater has turned the table in favour of the police and CVIT couriers by providing irrefutable, forensic-level evidence that has been upheld in Court on numerous occasions.
A PRODUCT WITH TEETH
SmartWater has a track record of helping the police to capture and convict CVIT robbers:
separate police investigations supported
regional police forces given free forensic analysis
years in prison issued in SmartWater cases
convictions attributed to SmartWater evidence
HOW WE CAN HELP
SmartWater traceable liquids are used within two types of cashboxes deployed by Cash and Valuables in Transit (CVIT) couriers:
Our partnership with SmartWater has proven itself in the courts many times – contributing invaluable forensic evidence and leading to a significant number of criminal convictions. Throughout our working relationship, they have proven themselves to be thoroughly professional innovators with a clear and ongoing commitment to reduce the risks that our couriers face.
TIM HORSFALL, RISK TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER,
G4S CASH SERVICES LTD – SEVERN TRENT WATER
Since 2009 we have seen a marked decrease in the number of across-the-pavement robberies experienced by cash and valuables in transit couriers through introducing a number of anti-robbery products and measures, such as SmartWater.
These products have provided additional layers of evidence to the police, assisting conviction rates and creating an added
STEVE HURST, HEAD OF SAFERCASH, BSIA
NEWS IN CVIT
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