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Man shoots robber, has heart attack

2010-05-11 17:22

Durban - A businessman suffered a mild heart attack after shooting a man who robbed his company in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, on Tuesday morning, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said a group of men robbed a company that sells blinds in Westmead Road around 11:30.

"The suspects robbed the business and then escaped but were chased by one of the owners who shot and wounded one suspect," said Banks.

The businessman, in his mid-50s, suffered a mild heart attack after chasing the robber.

"He started getting chest pains. He was treated on the scene and then taken to hospital for a check-up."

The robber was taken to hospital under police guard in a serious condition.