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Cape Town robbers escape (straight into Pollsmoor!)

Four robbers, who stole a car in Cape Town on Sunday morning, managed to drive straight to Pollsmoor Prison in an attempt to flee from the police. 

Pollsmoor prison

Police officers chased down the group of suspects in Tokai after receiving a tip-off about a stolen vehicle in Hout Bay.

Cape Town law enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason says instead of escaping the suspects managed to drive straight into the West Lake entrance of the prison.

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This the entrance used for visitors and the prison wardens who live on the property.

"Four suspects in the vehicle drove straight into the prison where they were eventually caught and arrested," Dyason says.

He says when the suspects were eventually processed at the police station it was found that they had 35 pending cases against them, including for murder, attempted murder, theft, and the possession of illegal firearms. 

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