Police reservist among ‘bank robbers’

2011-08-09 11:04

Three men, including a police reservist, were caught robbing an Absa bank in Klipfontein, near Witbank this morning.

The police’s Captain Leonard Hlathi said the men were part of a group that allegedly assaulted security guards at a shopping complex, and then broke into a shop undergoing renovations at 1am.

They broke a hole in one of the shop’s walls and gained access to the bank, he said.

A silent alarm was tripped and the police arrived while the men were still in the bank.
Hlathi said the other robbers fled the scene.

The men were found with over R80 000 in coins.

They had allegedly tried to break into the main vault but were unsuccessful, he said.

The three would appear in the Witbank Magistrates Court on Thursday.

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