Unsuccessful armed robbery in the City

By Jurina Nkwazi
21 October 2010


What was initially thought to have been a hostage drama in the central business district has turned out to be an unsuccessful jewellery store robbery, Cape Town police said.

It was reported earlier that a hostage drama was underway in central Cape Town.

City officials closed off a building in St George's Mall surrounding the area.

Police spokesperson André Traut said,” The suspect fled through a fire escape. He fired a single shot and no-one were injured.

He said,”the suspect left empty handed because he couldn’t open the safe.

The incident is being investigated.

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