Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Police shot armed robber in the leg in Site C,CPT

Nontando Mafanya
24 August 2016

An armed robber was shot in the leg while his accomplices escaped after a shootout during a heist at an Mfuleni shop on Tuesday.

Captain FC Van Wyk said A taxi driver told a police patrol about a robbery happening nearby at 11:30.

As the police moved in that direction, shots were fired at them by men who were pretending to be bystanders near the spaza shop.

Police members returned fire and one man, who was inside the shop with the owners, robbing them at gunpoint, was shot in the leg and arrested.

Three men escaped, leaving behind their getaway vehicles, a rented Hyundai and a white Ford bakkie, which were parked behind the shop.

The injured man, a 25-year-old from Site C in Khayelitsha, would appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court soon on a charge of business robbery.

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