Hawks hunt gang of 10 after bank robbery

2013-05-28 16:43
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Welkom - Police are searching for 10 men who robbed a Welkom, Free State, bank and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money on Tuesday, the Hawks said.

Three armed men approached a security guard outside the bank on Stateway Road around 09:00, Captain Stephen Thakeng said.

They searched him and pushed him inside. The men then instructed the guard, bank employees, and clients to lie down.

One of the three used a hammer to break the glass at the tellers' counter.

"An undisclosed amount of cash was robbed and 10 suspects drove off with two vehicles, a white Toyota Hilux bakkie with registration number CD 36NB GP and a green Kia sedan with a Mpumalanga registration number," Thakeng said.

Their seven accomplices waited outside the bank.

No shots were fired and no one was injured.
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