PODCAST | The Great Trust Bank robbery — how two house painters pulled off a major heist


Derek Whitehead and Willem van der Merwe were not part of a high-level organised crime group. They were housepainters with huge financial issues.

How did these two men manage to pull off one of the most famous bank heists in history, and how did their crime affect the future of cash-in-transit heists and bank robberies in SA?

In episode 77 of True Crime South Africa, we explore this victimless crime and discover the true impact of robberies of this kind on the banking industry.    

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