Man robbed after withdrawing cash from bank

Having three extra eyes to go to the bank has become a necessity. More and more people are coming with bad news instead of money after visiting financial institutions.

A man has returned home with R30,000 less in his account after being confronted by three gunmen outside a local bank.

On Saturday March 12, the complainant went to the bank to withdraw some money. He received R30,000 from the bank teller.

The victim intended to withdraw 50,000 rand. The cashier advised him to withdraw the remaining R20,000 from the ATM after increasing his daily limit.

The victim managed to increase his limit and made an ATM withdrawal outside the bank. As he was about to leave, three strangers approached him to ask for the bag with the money.

One of the men, who was holding a pistol, forcefully grabbed the bag and ran towards their getaway car.

The Complainant immediately drew his own pistol and fired several times at the Audi, which was being used as the getaway car.

The suspects fled with the victim’s bag of money and car keys. An armed robbery case has been opened at Witbank Police Station.

The suspects are still at large.

Captain Eddie Hall, spokesman for Witbank Police Station, advised the public to refrain from withdrawing large sums of money.

“People should use internet banking or electronic funds transfer (EFT), which are easier and safer to use,” Hall said.


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