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Cape Town – The entire block around the Cash Crusaders shop in central Cape Town was on lockdown due to a hostage situation. While Western Cape police had yet to provide details, it was understood that armed robbers had entered the store and not allowed staff to leave.
Police officers at the scene told a News24 reporter that no arrests had yet been made.
Eye witnesses could see smoke coming from the building, a fire truck was called.
“We want to create a safe perimeter around the scene because if a suspect gets out, they could mingle and get into the crowd,” he said.
They also wanted members of the public to be a safe distance away should something happen. Metro police were on scene to divert traffic. Paramedics were also seen nearby.
This is a developing story. More to follow.