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Robber wounded in shootout

2010-06-18 22:42

Johannesburg - A police spokesperson said a robber was wounded in a shootout with police outside a Bryanston home on Friday.

The police responded to a housebreaking call on Friday afternoon and they spotted a BMW reversing out of a driveway.

"The two men in the car pointed firearms at police... and a shootout ensued."

The car came to a halt and both men attempted to flee on foot but they were arrested. Two firearms were seized.

One of the robbers had been wounded in the foot.

Police said two others, believed to have jumped over a back wall, were still being sought.

Two women were found tied up inside the home.

"So far, we only know that a handbag had been taken," said Cloete.