A heavily armed gang invaded the city of Canguaretama, on the southern coast of Rio Grande do Norte, surrendered workers and used them as a human shield, surrounded the Military Police building and blew up the Banco do Brasil branch at dawn on Thursday ( 1).
The case was confirmed to g1 RN Military police. There are no reports of injuries. Videos recorded by residents of the city recorded gunshots and show hostages shirtless and with their hands up during the shooting. Look above.
According to Major Alam Bruno, from the PM, the case happened around 2 am. The criminals surrounded the Banco do Brasil branch and the Military Police Company, where the soldiers were. There was an initial confrontation, but the bandits surrendered people who were returning from work, at the city’s power plant, and used them as a human shield.
Bullets used by criminals in the attack on Canguaretama, RN — Photo: Social networks
“Only in front of the company were 11 hostages. They disembarked the people from the van and placed them as a human wall, so there would be no further reaction from the police. They shot at the vehicle”, said the major.
The criminals managed to blow up the bank, but the police did not say whether they managed to take money. The number of criminals involved in the action was also not reported by the corporation.
Also according to the PM, a car used by criminals was recovered in Pedro Velho, where police officers clashed with fleeing suspects. Another police car was also hit by gunfire, but no police officer was injured. Another confrontation also took place in the municipality of Brejinho.
Despite the searches, no suspect was arrested until the last update of this article.