Pretoria - The police are expected to charge a middle-aged man who threatened to have hid a bomb inside a bank at the Menlyn Maine Shopping Centre, said police spokesperson Captain Colette Weilbach.
Explosives experts discovered that his device was just a fake bomb with gun powder put on top of it.
The man walked in the bank before noon and demanded an undisclosed amount from a teller who assisted him.
Weilbach said the Grassfontein resident tried to disguise himself with a wig while he was inside the bank.
A crowd of workers from the shopping centre gathered outside the police van that transported him to the police station.