Police constable shot in leg in Phillipi

A police constable is in a stable condition in a Cape Town hospital, after he was shot in his leg by a 38-year-old suspect following a shootout with police in Browns Farm, Phillipi.

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The police's Andre Traut said the 51-year-old Colonel and three colleagues were doing crime prevention patrols in Browns Farm at around 15:50 on Friday, when they were alerted of an armed robbery in progress in Mnixi Street.

"They immediately responded and approached the beverage delivery vehicle which was the target of the robbery. Upon the arrival on the crime scene, the suspects fled on foot with police in pursuit. One of the suspects opened fire at the police members, and wounded the Colonel. This suspect was further pursued by the Colonel’s colleagues until he was arrested and disarmed. The other suspects managed to evade arrest and are being sought."

"SAPS will not tolerate an attack on our members, and we will use all our resources to bring perpetrators to book so that they can face the consequences in a court of law," added Colonel Andrè Traut.

The suspect have since appeared in court, where he faced charges of attempted murder, the possession of an unlicensed firearm and armed robbery.


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