Manager among 6 alleged bank robbers nabbed in Cape Town

2016-09-16 17:01


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Cape Town - Six people who allegedly worked together to rob a bank in Kuils River two years ago were arrested on Friday morning, the Western Cape Hawks said.

A female bank manager was one of those arrested, said Captain Lloyd Ramovha.

The group, aged between 32 and 48, were corralled in pre-dawn raids on the Cape Flats by the Hawks, the police’s tactical response team, and the flying squad.

The teams raided several addresses around Athlone.

Ramovha said a bank was robbed on November 12, 2014.

An unknown number of armed people forced their way into the premises as staff were arriving.

They held them hostage and later fled with more than R500 000.

"These arrests come in the wake of sleepless nights put in by the members in ensuring that those responsible for the said crime, get to face the consequences of their actions," said Ramovha.

"We hope this serves as a warning to those who have, or plan to, commit crime that we will never be outwitted by criminals."

The group would appear in the Kuils River Magistrate's Court on Monday to face charges relating to armed robbery with aggravating circumstances.

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