A woman in her 40s allegedly drove her Mercedes-Benz into a Standard Bank branch on the East Rand on Friday over “poor” client service. The woman reportedly had an argument with a teller about the withdrawal of money and got angry when the bank could not help her.
SAPS spokesperson Captain Pheelo Mothapo told News24: “She exited, climbed into her vehicle, and drove into the bank. Police were alerted and she was arrested on the spot.”
She was reportedly arrested at the scene and charged with malicious damage to property
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In a statement, Standard Bank said it was aware of the incident that took place at the bank, and further confirmed there were no injuries to staff or clients. The bank said it offered counselling to those who were present at the time of the incident.
“We can also confirm that the client was served in a professional manner and in line with client-service procedures. The query was of a complex nature. This is now a police investigation, and as such we are not in a position to provide further details,” the bank concluded.
(Compiled by Vhahangwele Nemakonde)