2 suspected robbers killed in shoot-out

2014-12-06 09:56

Two suspected robbers have been shot and killed by security guards in Ngqamakhwe, Eastern Cape.

The two were allegedly robbing a fruit and vegetable shop yesterday when security guards were alerted, Police Captain Jackson Manatha said today.

“A shoot-out ensued resulting in the fatal shooting of the suspects who died on the spot,” he said.

Police found unlicensed firearms and ammunition at the scene, and two murder cases were opened.

He said the senior public prosecutor would have to decide whether to prosecute the guards.

Manatha said the deceased had not yet been identified.

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