National 25.7.2016 01:20 pm

Standard Bank receives bomb threat

THE scene outside Standard Bank on Monday morning. Photograph: Kempton SAPS

THE scene outside Standard Bank on Monday morning. Photograph: Kempton SAPS

No threat was found after the police’s explosives unit searched the building.

Staff members and customers have been evacuated from Standard Bank in Kempton Park, East Rand, after a bomb scare earlier on Monday.

Kempton Police spokesperson Captain Jethro Mtshali said the bank, situated on the corner of Voortrekker Road and West Street, received an anonymous phone call telling them there was a bomb inside the bank.

“The police were informed at about 7.30am. The police’s explosives unit was immediately dispatched to the scene,” added Mtshali.

After inspecting the building, no threats were found, Kempton Express reported.

Mtshali said police were done clearing the scene by about 11am.

This comes after shoppers were evacuated from the Cash Converters store in the Randburg Square shopping centre, in Johannesburg, following reports of a bomb scare last Friday.

Police cordoned off the area to search the store and establish whether or not there was a bomb.

According to Randburg police spokesperson Constable Stanley Bopape, police were still searching for the bomb but nothing was found.

Caxton News Service

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