Five robbers killed in shoot-out

2012-04-20 13:13

Five robbers were killed in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth, while trying to rob a brewery.

“The five suspects were busy robbing the cash office and a shoot-out ensued, which led to five of the suspects (being) killed and six firearms recovered,” the police’s Captain Andre Beetge said today.

Beetge said they had been tipped off about the planned heist and were on the scene.

Two other robbers fled in a white Jetta, which was later recovered.

No civilians or police were injured in the shoot-out.

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