Robbers hit runner with getaway car

2011-02-14 07:46

A runner taking part in a race in Bedfordview, south of Johannesburg, was seriously injured at the weekend after a gang of robbers hit him with their getaway car, The Star newspaper reported today.

Sipho Mlangeni, 43, of the Soweto Cabal Running Club, was running in Kings Road, which had been cordoned off for the Pick n Pay marathon, when a minibus that was being chased by a security car slammed into him.

He was airlifted to an Alberton hospital. He is in a stable condition.

One of the robbers was caught after the four men alighted from the minibus after the accident.

The group of robbers was speeding away from the Chicago Spur in Van Buuren Road where they had pistol-whipped the manager and assaulted another employee before making off with cash and cellphones.

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