A big-scale police operation has been launched in central Berlin after 4 robbers raided a financial institution positioned in an area mall. The robbers sprayed some irritant fuel inside, injuring 11 folks.
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 automotive. Eleven folks – all mentioned to be financial institution prospects – have suffered accidents attributable to fuel publicity. 4 of them have been taken to hospital.
Legislation enforcement officers have “descriptions” of the suspects, police spokesman Thilo Cablitz mentioned with out offering any particulars on the robbers’ identities. But, many particulars of the heist stay unclear. It’s even not recognized 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, in keeping with Cablitz, it was not focused by the robbers.
Police are at the moment trying to find the suspects. A particular forces unit, SEK, has arrived on the web site. Hermannplatz Sq. and close by areas, in addition to an area metro station, have all been cordoned off by officers.
Police are at the moment investigating “all attainable variations” of the incident, but, a terrorist motive has been “completely dominated out,” the spokesman mentioned.
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