EBC Afternoon News June 14,2018

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Two would-be bank burglars nearly had their escape scuppered by activity in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.

The endeavored bank heist happened late on Tuesday evening at the Bole branch of Abyssinia Bank.

Two of the asserted looters - one of whom is accounted for to be a security protect - fled with hardly a penny, yet police figured out how to catch the principle suspects.

As per Aschalew Tamiru, the correspondences boss at the bank, they utilized an auto to get away, which later crashed into a vehicle having a place with Anteneh Redai.

''My companions and I endeavored to tail them however the auto couldn't go past 50 meters because of the crash it endured,'' Mr Anteneh disclosed to BBC Amharic via telephone.

''I saw them driving the auto down the wrong path. In light of the car influx, the driver hopped out of the auto and began running. Another young fellow from the traveler situate took after the driver.

"At that point the general population around the region expressed yelling and attempted to stop them yet part of the gang was holding a blade."

Fassika Fenta, representative of the city's police bonus, disclosed to BBC Amharic that about 5m birr ($185,000; £136,000) was spared.

Mr Aschalew included that things were presently back to ordinary and the branch continued its activities today.

The episode is an irregularity for Abyssinia Bank, as well as for the nation on the loose.

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