Esporte Banco do Brasil robbers tie hostages to cars and use them as human shields

Esporte Banco do Brasil robbers tie hostages to cars and use them as human shields

Esporte After looting two Brazilian banks, a group of robbers fled Monday morning, tying hostages to a runaway car.

According to Rádio CBN, social media photos and videos show that people are tied to the hood of a car, and police have confirmed that the hostages are being used “as a human shield.”

The robbery caused confusion in the city of Araçatuba in southeastern São Paulo. In addition to bank robbers, the group detonated explosives throughout the city and set dozens of cars on fire.

Two residents and one perpetrator were killed, according to Reuters. Another bystander injured in one of the explosions amputated his leg.

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As armed robbers entered towns and banks, they used drones to monitor streets and police.

Mayor Dilador Borges told Radio CBN, “That feeling was one of the helplessness. It was a night of horror.”

As of Monday, two attackers were arrested. Police confirmed that more than 20 men carried out the attack and used 10 cars. Residents of Araçatuba expressed concern about the mayhem, with some posting videos of chaotic streets and vowing to hide indoors until an attacker was found.

Classes in the city were canceled and authorities warned residents to stay indoors until all explosives were found.

“I’m weeping and desperate,” said one of Araçatuba’s residents. I wrote it on Twitter. “Lord, protect the people here. My God, what is happening here is like a movie scene.”

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