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Police intercept armed robbery at a bank, arrest two suspects and recover firearms
2021/10/19

 

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Gauteng

GAUTENG - Swift response by Lenasia police led to the arrest of two men who were found robbing a local bank.

It is alleged that four men entered the bank and demanded money at gun point. One of the customers managed to notify the police who promptly responded to the incident. Upon arrival at the scene a shoot-out ensued between police and the suspects.

No money was taken and two suspects were arrested, one of them suffered a gunshot wound while the other two managed to flee the scene. Four firearms were also recovered at the scene.

The Provincial Commissioner in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela commended the members for their swift response that intercepted the robbery. He further appreciated the community members who continue to report criminal activities.

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