Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Five arrested for murder and robbery at Broadway Center

By Marthe van der Wolf
30 October 2007



A number of stores in Broadway Centre, Strand were robbed last night around eight o’clock by five armed males. They allegedly threatened different cashiers with firearms and took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash registers.

"They allegedly fired two shots at a security guard as they fled the scene. The guard was fatally wounded in his chest, he died on the scene," says police constable Siphokazi Mawisa.

A security guard who went to investigate was allegedly surrounded by the five armed men. He was robbed of his service pistol but was not injured.

"The suspects also shot a member of the public when they were driving off the scene. The man was injured in his lower back but is now in a stable condition," says Mawisa.

Police arrested five men between the ages of 28 and 39. They are due to appear in court at the Strand Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. They are charged with armed robbery, murder, attempted murder, attempted hijacking and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

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