Free State robber kills himself

2012-05-15 21:13
Johannesburg - A Free State robber and suspected murderer has shot himself dead in Botshabelo, just as he was about to be arrested, police said on Tuesday.

Constable Nomene Mokoale said police arrived at a house in G-section after a tip-off about the men who shot dead a shop owner in a robbery on Monday.

The four men had entered a shop in Botshabelo J-section, and demanded cash at gunpoint.

When the police arrived at the house, they arrested two men, said Mokoale. The other two were buying alcohol at a local shebeen. Police followed them, he said.

"Upon noticing that the police were after them, one of the men, a 30-year-old, shot himself and died on the scene. The other one fled."

The arrested men would appear in the Botshabelo's Magistrate Court on Thursday on charges of robbery and murder.
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