Police shoot dead robbery suspect

2013-09-22 08:36
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Mbombela - A suspected robber has been shot dead in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga police said on Saturday.

Two men had entered a hardware store on Friday and held employees at gunpoint, said Brigadier Selvy Mohlala.

"They demanded money [and] in the process they shot and injured a 36-year-old woman employed as a cashier".

The woman later died at hospital.

The robbers took an undisclosed amount of money from the till and ran off.

Police nearby were alerted. The suspected robbers were spotted and police followed them.

"When the suspects saw that they were followed by the police, they fired shots at them and the police were compelled to respond," said Mohlala.

One suspected robber was shot dead and the other fled. Police found a firearm on the deceased.

"The police worked tirelessly and managed to secure information that led to the arrest of the second [alleged] villain," said Mohlala.

Cash that was found in his possession was believed to have been from the store.

The man is due to appear in the Bushbuckridge Magistrate's Court on Monday facing charges of murder, business robbery, unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition.
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