Brazil police kill 13 bank robbers

2015-02-06 22:24

Braslia - Brazilian police killed 13 men suspected of plotting to rob a bank in the northeastern city of Salvador on Friday, officials said.

"A group of 30 men was planning to rob a bank branch" and opened fire on police when they approached after receiving a tip-off, said the Bahia state headquarters of the military police.

Three suspects and a police sergeant were also wounded in the ensuing shoot-out, police said.

Two of the wounded suspects are in hospital in serious condition. The rest of the group escaped.

Police said they seized high-calibre guns and drugs after the shoot-out.

An investigation has been opened into the incident.

A police source said officers have been working together with the intelligence services to prevent attacks on ATMs in Bahia state.

  • Paul Prinsloo - 2015-02-06 22:47

    Well done.

      TheOldCynical - 2015-02-07 00:48

      SAPS, Take a leaf out off that book. Kill the bast ards. Dont waste tax payers money.

      Frank - 2015-02-07 01:20

      Our fat insolent and lazy KFC lot we call "pooleece," would never match up to anything else but "A klomp skollies."

  • Nazeefa Abdulkader - 2015-02-06 22:50

    Here, the police would rob the bank with them.

      John Smith - 2015-02-10 21:56

      strange comment. the police in brazil are 100 times more corrupt than the saps are and im surprised youre not aware of this odd

  • Phinny Veracious Kgaphola - 2015-02-06 22:54

    Good. Cops must not be lenient at all.

      Frank - 2015-02-07 01:17

      I agree. But where are these "good" cops when all this is pain to see.

  • Morgan Naicker - 2015-02-06 22:59

    So true Nazeefa

      John Smith - 2015-02-10 21:58

      a police force 100 times more mcorrupt than the saps is less likely to rob a bank? doubtful

  • Tsekere Godfrey - 2015-02-06 23:16

    If you live by the gun, you will die by the gun. Good work by the police.

  • nona - 2015-02-07 01:10

    I hope SAPS reads this and do likewise...

      Jay Socuro - 2015-02-07 01:31

      More likely they're spray bullets randomly with heavy bystander casualties

      John Smith - 2015-02-10 22:00

      @jay, another saffie who doesnt read up on brazil! jesus these comments are weird the police are far more indiscriminate therer than they are here. i thought everyione knew that?

  • Gift Mnqobi Mthembu - 2015-02-07 03:58

    You are all hypocrites when the police defended their lines in Marikana they were judged as being violent. Now because it suites you, you want them to kill

      Phinny Veracious Kgaphola - 2015-02-07 05:54

      #Gift, you are so gifted with stupidity. There is a huge difference here. These are criminals/robbers who had the intentions of shooting/killing anyone who became an obstacle for their mission, cops specifically. Besides, the cops were shooting in self defense against felons who started all these. As for Marikaba case I think you should Just go back and do a deep research about that incident, read different sources and also watch all those videos so that u can see how irrelevant your statement is. Besides, Marikana was a 'STRIKE' by workers. Or was it a robbery?

  • neil.paterson.982 - 2015-02-07 07:23

    BRICS. Brazil - armed robbery by mass gangs. Russia - institutionalized corruption. India - multi faceted rape. China - worker exploitation. South Africa - all the above.

      John Smith - 2015-02-10 22:10

      lol south africa has lower corruption than all four of those countries yet youre trying to get away with putting it above the others on par with russia? wow. not sure what planet youre from, sa isnt corrupt to begin with in fact its less corrupt than more than half of the entire worlds countries. real institutional corruption there. nice, disrespectful, ignorant comment on your part also towards the other nations when theyre actually worse i suspect worker exploitatyion is worse in all the other countries as well. i think you need to get out more, or audition for romeo and juliet drama queen

      John Smith - 2015-02-10 22:13

      bear in mind also that deaths like what jub jub caused and the guy who killed 10 people at the crossing with his truck would never get in south american murder statistics. these should have been classed as culpable homicide because thats what they were

      John Smith - 2015-02-11 19:42

      just to add to that, i dont know why yuoure even bringing the brics up, it has jack sheet to to with the article. its like you went out of your way to shoehorn it in (and lied at the same time) just to make a political point. what does it have to fo with the story?

  • Nancy Makhesa - 2015-02-07 08:11

    Well down

  • Nancy Makhesa - 2015-02-07 08:11

    Well don

  • Graham Johnson - 2015-02-07 08:21

    Why would a shopping centre need security? Surely this is taking work away from the police? Oops! Sorry their all in the queue at KFC.

  • Spijo Skhokho - 2015-02-07 08:46

    If I was a police I would never respond to a crime a scene untill the criminals are done with their mission. The police presents at Bedfordview led to a gun between the criminals and police, and guess whos at risk when its like that, YOU

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