3 hurt in Cape Town mall robbery

2012-10-26 10:17

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Cape Town - Three people were wounded in a cash-in-transit robbery at a Cape Town mall, according to a report on Friday.

The Cape Times reported that a security guard had gone to collect money at a store in the N1 City mall on Thursday morning when two gunmen approached him.

A construction worker said one of the men shot the guard in the leg, who managed to return fire.

"I don't know how he took out the gun but he did. He shot [the robber] three times in the chest," the unidentified worker told the newspaper.

A bystander was wounded in the crossfire.

A short while later the other gunman walked out of the mall with a cash box. When he realised his accomplice had been shot he started running.

The injured security guard opened fire on him but he disappeared behind a container and fled.

His accomplice was being held under police guard in hospital.

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