Officer shot in robbery

2011-05-27 07:03

A police officer was shot and wounded during a robbery at a shop in Mayfair, central Joburg, last night.

The warrant officer, in his late 20s, was rushed to a nearby hospital in a critical condition, police spokesperson Captain Katlego Mogale said in a statement.

An armed group entered the shop earlier and held customers and staff at gunpoint.

“The suspects proceeded to take money from the tills. As they were fleeing, they saw police officers who were on patrol and started to shoot at them.”

The robbers were still at large.

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