Saturday, April 28, 2007

Constable robbed and wounded in shoot out

By Chanel September
28 April 2007

An Observatory police constable has been shot and robbed of his service pistol in a shoot out that occurred yesterday morning.

According to reports the drama unfolded when two officers were patrolling the streets and noticed a bakkie towing a Volkswagen Golf.

One of the officers approached the man in the Golf and the other followed the bakkie.

Police spokesperson Bernadine Steyn says “a scuffle broke out between the officer and the man in the Golf, during which his firearm was stolen. A shoot-out then ensued between the suspect and police”.

She added that “the constable was wounded in the leg and is in a stable condition in hospital”.

Police have opened a case of attempted murder.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Cape Town magistrate’s court on Monday, April 30.

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