Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Two nabbed for murder and armed robbery-Kuils River


By Tando Mfengwana
27 June 2007

Police arrested two suspects for murder and robbery in Kuils River on Monday.

An Elsies River bystander, in his thirties, was fatally wound when four men exchanged fire with police.

An undisclosed amount of money was taken.

Police followed a yellow Opel Astra that collided with another vehicle; on the corner of Westbank Main road and Stellenbosch Arterial, Delft.

Two occupants in the vehicle fled the scene in different directions on foot.

“A 27-year-old man from Khayelitsha was arrested near the accident scene,” says police spokesperson Bernadine Steyn.

“The other suspect fired several shots at police, who returned fire. The 20-year-old from Philippi sustained a bullet wound to the right leg” says Steyn.

Both suspects were taken to hospital.

Two pistols, of which serial numbers had been filed off, were confiscated at the scene.

The suspects will appear at the Blue Downs Magistrate’s court soon.

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