A big-scale police operation has been launched in central Berlin after 4 robbers raided a financial institution positioned in a neighborhood mall. The robbers sprayed some irritant fuel inside, injuring 11 individuals.
Dozens of police vehicles alongside firefighters and ambulances have arrived at a mall positioned in Berlin’s Hermannplatz sq. not removed from the town middle following a daring financial institution theft dedicated in broad daylight on Friday afternoon.
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4 suspects are reported to have damaged right into a financial institution department within the mall spraying irritant fuel earlier than fleeing the crime scene in a automobile. Eleven individuals – all stated to be financial institution prospects – have suffered accidents as a consequence of fuel publicity. 4 of them have been taken to hospital.
Regulation enforcement officers have “descriptions” of the suspects, police spokesman Thilo Cablitz stated with out offering any particulars on the robbers’ identities. But, many particulars of the heist stay unclear. It’s even not identified whether or not the robbers managed to take something from the financial institution.
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The theft additionally occurred as a cash-in-transit van was standing in entrance of the mall entrance. But, based on Cablitz, it was not focused by the robbers.
Police are at present looking for the suspects. A particular forces unit, SEK, has arrived on the web site. Hermannplatz Sq. and close by areas, in addition to a neighborhood metro station, have all been cordoned off by officers.
Police are at present investigating “all attainable variations” of the incident, but, a terrorist motive has been “completely dominated out,” the spokesman stated.
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