Monday, June 18, 2007

Three armed robbers arrested, security guard shot dead

By Tando Mfengwana
18 June 2007

Police shot and wounded two cash-in-transit robbers during a high speed chase in Parow on Monday.

A coin security official was on his way to a cash van after collecting money from a business in Station Road, Parow. Three unknown armed men pulled up in a Toyota Corolla and fired several shots at the 35-year-old, fatally wounding him on the scene.

The suspects fled the scene without any cash as police responded to the alleged robbery quickly.
Parow police members gave chase, and the suspects fired several shots at them. The police returned fire, wounding two suspects, one in the foot and the other in his chest, arm and leg.

They were taken to a nearby hospital under police guard.

“Three suspects, aged 24, 28 and 31-years-old, from Nyanga and Gugulethu were arrested metres away under Jan Van Rebecca Bridge in Parow,” says police spokesperson Constable Siphokazi Mawisa.

Police confiscated two firearms and a Toyota Corolla. Mawisa says the three suspects will appear in court soon.

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