Seven robbers shot dead

2012-11-25 02:13


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Johannesburg - Seven suspected robbers were shot dead at Protea Coin cash compound west of Johannesburg on Saturday, the Hawks said.

"At around 17:00, the Hawks and the special task force confronted a group of 20 armed robbers who were about to rob a Protea Coin compound in Robertsville," said Hawks Captain Paul Ramaloko.

"After they were cornered, they shot at the Hawks; upon retaliation seven were fatally shot. Nine were injured and hospitalised."

Eleven vehicles and a number of firearms were confiscated.

No further details were immediately available.

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