Would-be robber never had bomb - cops

2012-03-05 19:07

Johannesburg - A man who was arrested empty-handed in Randburg after telling a bank teller he had a bomb in his bag, was carrying nothing more than papers, police said on Monday.

"There were only a few pieces of paper in the bag - no bomb," Warrant Officer Balan Muthan said.

Muthan said the 31-year-old man entered the Standard Bank at the Northgate Lifestyle Centre just before 16:00, holding a little black bag, and handed a note to the teller,

"The note said: 'I've got a bomb, give me all your cash'."

The teller gave the note to the branch manager who hit the silent alarm.

Police and shopping centre security responded and arrested the man.

  • Poloyatonki - 2012-03-05 19:25

    He must ask al-Qaeda how to make a bomb and test it while its in his hands.

      Ian - 2012-03-05 20:50


  • Vuks01 - 2012-03-05 19:26

    Maybe this chap's mind needs examination or he has been watching to many old movies - westerns to be exact - now he faces the might of the law and spend time with hardened criminals - if he is not one of them . Eish

  • Simnikiwe - 2012-03-05 19:33

    I see a business opportunity. I should open a criminal training agency!!!

      Vuks01 - 2012-03-05 19:44

      good humor Simnikiwe - can you imagine - How to be an effective mugger 101 to graduate to how to pull a successful bank job for advance students - ja neh - made my evening buddy

      Alex - 2012-03-05 20:33

      I like your thinking-job creation

  • luyolo.mgodi - 2012-03-05 19:36

    What a tard!!!!!!

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-03-05 19:53

    Of course he did not have a bomb. Bombs are expensive. He first has to get the cash from the bank before he can buy a bomb.

      Vuks01 - 2012-03-05 19:57

      you gus are hilarius !!!

  • Louisa Bruce - 2012-03-05 20:02

    Bad reporting "journo's". This happened at the Northgate Shopping Centre. All shops locked up during the scare and briefly opened after the chaos had died down. We chilled at the Milky Lane to "cool" down.

  • Nicholas - 2012-03-05 20:03

    No of course not ...they never do do they ...

  • Vernon - 2012-03-05 20:04

    this guy faied 'hood work'

  • Gary - 2012-03-05 20:06


      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-03-05 21:22

      Was There Fire? I don't think so, Gary. They reckon there was no bomb. Actually this "robber" is innocent. He had no bomb and he asked the teller nicely for the money. She could just have said "No". I am sure the gentleman would have respected the lady's feelings on this matter.

  • Sechaba - 2012-03-05 20:23

    Stupid DA supporter can't even steal the bloody money

      Simnikiwe - 2012-03-05 20:43

      Lol he should leave the stealing to the professionals...ANC

      Ian - 2012-03-05 20:52

      we leave that to malema and his scum

      Deryl Seethal - 2012-03-05 21:30

      you're the idiot. looking at the level of intelligence between the parties, i would say that the alleged bomber was an ANC supporter

  • Aidan Berry - 2012-03-05 22:33

    I wonder if I would get arrested if I told them that I had a stink bomb in the packet. I would love to try some of these narcotics that some people are on

  • brionyl.french - 2012-03-06 05:44

    BWAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA WHAT A FREAKING IDIOT!?!?! You see another movie trick tried in reality, People need to wake the hell up and stop living life in there TV sets, and or thinking crime will pay, Get off your lazy asses an get jobs

  • Ashen - 2012-03-06 06:44

    Maybe he meant to say "I've got a bomb [fart on the way], give me all your cash [or prepare to me fumigated!]" lol! what an idiot! wish i was there, dam! missed it!

  • dave.j.colquhoun - 2012-03-06 10:03

    Dumb ass must have been desparate. Great work by the SAPS and the security companies. Book him Danno!!

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