Sunday, July 19, 2009

Two suspects killed and three arrested in armed robbery

By Kim Saulse
19 July 2009

Three arrests were made by Somerset police after they acted quickly to information of an armed robbery at a liquor store in Main Road, Somerset West.

On arrival, police noticed five armed men running from the liquor store towards a car parked nearby.

The suspects fired several shots at the police, who returned fire.

One suspect sustained a fatal gunshot in his head and died on the scene. Another died on the way to hospital after suffering a gunshot wound in his chest.

The other three suspects were arrested on the scene. Police also confiscated cash and a 9mm pistol with rounds.

The three suspects will appear in the Somerset Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

They face a charge of armed robbery.


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