Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

12 die in bank robbery attempts, police shootout in Brazil

Hostages, robbers killed in foiled bank heists in Brazil At least 12 dead in 2 bank heists in northeast Brazil
Jeannette Daniel | 08 December, 2018, 07:54

This handout photo released by the Civil Police of Ceara shows explosives seized by the police after a shootout with bank robbers, in Milagres, in Brazil's state of Ceara, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.

The violence erupted in the city of Milagres, in the northeastern state of Ceara, with a fierce pre-dawn shootout between armed robbers and police.

The mayor of Milagres told local media that two children, between 10 and 13 years old, were killed.

"The criminals killed the hostages and the police killed the criminals", he added.

The secretary for security in the state of Ceara, Andre Costa, said in a statement that an investigation was being carried out to identify those killed and the circumstances of their deaths. As the police approached the suspects, the robbers executed the family.

She said the attempted night-time robbery was interrupted by a police unit that had been tracking a gang responsible for similar bank robberies in the area, in which explosives were used to blow apart automatic teller machines. It was not immediately clear how the hostages were taken.

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The attempted robbery of the two banks occurred around 2:30am (04:30 GMT).

It said three suspects have been arrested by police. Landim told Globo newspaper that the family members were taken from a vehicle that was forced to stop because the robbers had blocked a road with a truck, according to BBC News.

The gang escaped in two vans without taking any money, G1 said.

"I heard screaming and people crying", he added.

Brazil, Latin America's largest nation, has witnessed a rise in violence.

On January 1, a far-right politician promising a relentless crackdown on crime, Jair Bolsonaro, will become Brazil's new president following his election in October.

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