An alleged robber was shot dead during a shootout with cops in Pinetown, KZN.
man was shot dead and three more suspects were arrested following a robbery in Pinetown,
KwaZulu-Natal, on Saturday.
According to police spokesperson
Colonel Thembeka Mbele, police officers were alerted about a robbery at a
business premises on Hill Street in Pinetown. On arrival, they learnt the
robbers had boarded a minibus taxi.
“The taxi was intercepted at
the corner of Glenugie and Kings roads, where four men and a female alighted
and a shootout ensued. One man was fatally shot, one managed to flee and three
were arrested. Police recovered three firearms and four cellphones.
“The suspects were taken to
Pinetown police station. They will appear at the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court on
Monday. They are facing charges of attempted murder, robbery and possession of
firearms and ammunition,” Mbele said.
It is alleged the suspects
entered the business premises and demanded cash. They fled with an undisclosed
amount of cash and cellphones. A case of robbery was opened at the Pinetown
police station for investigation.
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