Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Barclays Bank robbery suspects still at large

The police are reportedly still groping in the dark and looking for suspected robbers who broke into the Barclays Bank, industrial branch, with no clue as to their whereabouts, two months after the robbery took place.

Detective Superintendent Lazarus Rauwe of Broadhurst police station confirmed on Friday that they have still not managed to arrest anyone in connection with the robbery. He, however, added that they managed to gather information from the in house cameras, saying that they are hopeful that it will assist them to make headway in their investigations.

While he did not divulge the number of suspects involved in the case, he revealed that they are on a manhunt for more than one suspect. Barclays Head of Corporate Affairs, Esther Norris, released a statement to the effect that they have world class security, adding that Barclays goes to great lengths to ensure that their assets are protected.

Information passed to The Sunday Standard indicates that a number of well known local criminals, acting in cahoots with armed South African bank robbery specialists, are in possession of building plans of a number of local banks, and there are fears that the Barclays robbery was just the beginning.

The criminals broke into Barclays Bank, covering their faces with balaclavas, and blasted the safe, and made away with P15 000.The police were left groping in the dark as to the identity and whereabouts of the bank robbers. Because of the balaclavas, the suspects could not be identified on the CCV TV cameras.

It is suspected that they have since fled to South Africa.

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