Police search for shooters

2018-03-20 06:00

Police are searching for two supsects involved in an armed robbery on Wednesday.

Manenberg police spokesperson, Captain Ian Bennett, says a third suspect was killed while trying to rob a delivery truck.

The bread delivery truck was allegedly attacked on one of its stops in the Vlei informal settlement in Sweet Home Farm, Philippi. “The driver got out of the truck and walked to the shop, while his assistant delivered bread at another. On his return he saw the assistant shot in his arm and chest. The driver alerted the security personnel that were escorting the truck,” says Bennett.

He adds that the three men were then cornered by security personnel. As they fled, the suspects started shooting at the security guards with an automatic assault rifle.

“The security personnel returned fire and fatally wounded a 39-year-old man. When officers arrived, the perpetrator succumbed to his injuries,” explains Bennett.

A case of armed robbery and attempted murder have been opened.

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