Shoot-out: manhunt for suspect

2009-10-13 00:00

POLICE have launched a manhunt for a suspect involved in an armed robbery in which one robber was killed and another seriously injured in uMlazi, south of Durban.

The gang robbed Thokoza Supermarket in Illovo, near Amanzi­m­toti, before fleeing the scene in a hijacked white Toyota Tazz.

The three escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police gave chase and intercepted the suspects in Malagazi Township on the border of Isipingo and Umlazi, and a shoot-out ensued.

Police spokesman Superintendent Buhle Ngidi said one suspect was killed while another was seriously injured. A policeman sustained a gunshot wound and was taken to a local hospital where he is in a stable condition.

Netcare spokesman Jeff Wicks said the suspect sustained three gunshot wounds to his back and abdomen.

“He was treated and stabilised at the scene before he was transported to hospital, under police guard, for further medical care,” he said.

No arrests have been made.

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