Monday, June 25, 2007

Robber shot dead in Milnerton

By Tando Mfengwana
25 June 2007


A robber was fatally wounded when he and another man tried to rob a shop at a garage in Koeberg Road, in Milnerton on Sunday.

The two were armed with a pistol and a knife; they pointed a gun at two employees at the shop and demanded money.

Milnerton police were notified and approached the shop on foot. “When the police was about 2 meters from the entrance, the armed suspect appeared in the door,” says police spokesperson Inspector Bernadine Steyn.

Steyn added that the suspect pointed his firearm at the police inspector, who in turn fired several shots.

The suspect, who is unknown at this stage, was fatally wounded in the head.

“The other suspect, aged 27-years-old, from Joe Slovo, Milnerton, was arrested on the scene,” says Steyn.

On Monday morning police arrested a co-accused, 36-year-old man, who is an employee at the shop, at his house in Du Noon.

Both suspects will appear at the Cape Town magistrate’s court for Armed Robbery on Wednesday, June 27.

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