Saturday, August 26, 2006

Victim returns fire in highway shootout

By Chanel September

A shootout between highway robbers and their victim broke out, midday at the highway below the University of Cape Town on Friday.

Other drivers stopped as a hail of bullets flew in all directions. Traffic was backed up for kilometres after police cordoned off the crime scene.

A city businessman, who had loaned a courtesy car while his own vehicle was in for repairs, ran out of petrol on the bridge on the M3 near the university as he was transporting R24 000 in staff wages.

Peter Petersen, owner of a construction company told The Weekend Argus that he had called for assistance and was waiting for a friend when three men approached him and held him at gunpoint.

A shootout then followed.

Police said no arrests had been made yet and investigations are still underway.

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