National 19.8.2016 01:31 pm

Polokwane bank robbers flee empty-handed

Police tape cordons off the crime scene where an Egyptian suspect killed an elderly couple and their two granddaughters in the village of Ketermaya, 25 kms (15 miles) southeast of Beirut, on April 30, 2010. Lebanese officials denounced the lynching of the murder suspect, identified as Mohammed Muslem, by an angry mob who hung his body on a pole with a butcher's hook in a shocking crime described as barbaric. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Police tape cordons off the crime scene where an Egyptian suspect killed an elderly couple and their two granddaughters in the village of Ketermaya, 25 kms (15 miles) southeast of Beirut, on April 30, 2010. Lebanese officials denounced the lynching of the murder suspect, identified as Mohammed Muslem, by an angry mob who hung his body on a pole with a butcher's hook in a shocking crime described as barbaric. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

The robbers gained access through the roof of the bank after digging a hole.

Police investigations are under way after an unknown number of robbers stormed a shopping centre in an attempt to rob one of the banks in Mankweng, Polokwane.

Police rushed to the shopping centre just after 11pm on Wednesday after they received a call of a robbery inside one of the banks.

According to provincial police spokesperson Colonel Ronel Otto, police arrived on the scene and searched for the robbers, but they had already fled the scene, Review Online reported.

She said the robbers gained access through the roof of the bank after digging a hole.

Police are investigating a case of business burglary.

No arrests were made, Ronel added, and nothing was stolen.

She urged anyone who may have information on the matter to call their nearest police station.

– Caxton News Service

 

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