5 killed in Cape Town robbery

2013-03-20 10:20

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Cape Town - Five people have been killed during a robbery in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

"Two unidentified men entered the house, allegedly used as a bakery, and demanded the safe, [and] fired shots at six occupants," Colonel Tembinkosi Kinana said.

"Four people were killed during the incident, whilst two were critically injured and rushed to the hospital. One of the two victims later died in hospital, which brought the number of people killed to five."

The attackers took a safe and fled the scene at around 22:00 on Tuesday.

The six occupants of the house were believed to be Pakistanis.

A 28-year-old man was arrested and would appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court soon.

Police recovered one firearm and the safe.

Cases of murder and house robbery had been opened.

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