The Crescent Shopping Mall in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) cautiously resumed normal operations on Thursday, following a brazen robbery at an FNB branch.
Crescent Shopping Mall hosts brazen FNB branch robbery
As reported by Arrive Alive, chaotic scenes unfolded inside the popular shopping centre when four armed suspects entered the FNB branch with weapons drawn. However, it’s understood the target of the robbery was not the bank itself, but two clients who were there to make large deposits.
From what we understand, one of the clients was stripped of R150 000 cash, while another was robbed of R50 000. It’s unclear, at this stage, if this was a stroke of luck for the robbers or if the clients were tailed to the branch.
Law enforcement officials were late to the robbery and it’s believed the suspects successfully made off with at least R200 000 in a silver Porsche with NUR registration plates.
“A member of Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) was on patrol in the vicinity when he was flagged down by a passerby reporting the robbery. The Reaction Officer proceeded to the mall and was informed that four armed suspects entered the bank and robbed at least two customers who were at the bank to make deposits,” Arrive Alive noted in a statement.
Umhlanga police had not responded to our queries at the time this article was published. Therefore, it’s presumed the suspects are still at large.
We did, however, confirm that no victims were injured during the robbery.
This is a developing story.