Manhunt launched for cop killers

2012-10-08 14:24
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Durban - A manhunt has been launched for two men who killed a policeman and wounded another during a robbery at a fast food outlet in New Germany, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Monday.

Captain Thulani Zwane said police were investigating a case of business robbery, murder and attempted murder.

On Friday night three armed men entered a food outlet and demanded money and cellphones from employees.

The two officers were driving past the outlet when they witnessed the robbery and confronted the men, the Beeld newspaper reported.

"It is alleged that the suspects opened fire towards the officers, wounding two policemen. The members returned fire fatally wounding one suspect," Zwane said.

Two of the robbers ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Detective Constable Ajith Krishanlal, 45, died on his way to hospital and his partner was in a critical condition in hospital.

Police recovered a firearm and cellphones suspected taken during the robbery.

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