Cape Town - A manhunt has been launched for two armed robbers who made off with a "substantial" amount of cash from a bank in Stella, North West police said on Tuesday.
One of the suspects was believed to be a former employee of the bank, said police spokesperson Captain Paul Ramaloko.
He entered the bank under the pretense that he wanted to inspect a safe door, as he was currently employed by a security company contracted to do the job.
His accomplice then joined him. They held staff at gunpoint and took the cash from the safe.
The pair fled in a nearby vehicle.
Ramaloko said the identity of one of the suspects was known.
Police were investigating.