Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Suspects flee after alleged armed robbery and murder

By Tarryn Le Chat
26 June 2007

An armed robbery and murder occurred at a grocery store in Van Riebeeck Road, Kuils River yesterday.

Police spokesperson, Bernadine Steyn says, “It had been alleged that four armed suspects entered the store - at which time both customers and staff had been inside the shop - had some of the employees at gun point.”

The suspects demanded money from the employees after which they fled with an undisclosed amount.

“During the incident, a man believed to be in his thirties from Elsies River, was fatally wounded in the head and his licensed pistol had been taken by the suspects. No one else sustained serious injuries during the incident”, says Steyn.

The robbers fled the scene on foot and are still at large.


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