Durban: robbery suspect shot dead

2010-09-17 00:00

AN armed robbery suspect was killed during a shootout with a manager of a coin exchange company, which they were allegedly trying to rob, in Durban yesterday afternoon.

It is alleged that the dead man and his accomplice entered the offices of the coin exchange at about 2 pm and tried to hold up employees with the aim of robbing them.

However, the manager of the business, which is situated in busy Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme (West) Street building, resisted the robbery. It is alleged that after they hit him on the head with the butt of a firearm, the manager pulled out his own firearm and fired shots.

“One of the suspects was shot and later died at Addington Hospital. The manager was treated at the scene and was also taken to hospital,” ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said. He said the second suspect was arrested.

Police spokesperson Colonel Vincent Mdunge confirmed the incident

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