Robber killed in KFC shoot-out

2013-03-14 10:07
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Mthatha - A robber was killed in a police shoot-out at a KFC outlet in Mthatha, police said on Wednesday.

Lieutenant Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela said four men entered a KFC outlet on Owens Road, in the Mthatha CBD, on Wednesday night, ordered a meal and ate like ordinary customers.

"The suspects waited until it was after 22:00 and then they all pulled out firearms and demanded money," said Fatyela.

They took more than R15 000 and tried to steal a van which was parked outside the KFC.

"Unfortunately for them, police were around and they pounced on them. A shooting ensued between the police and the suspect. One of the suspects was killed," Fatyela said.

A policeman was wounded, as was a robber. He was arrested on the spot and was under police guard in hospital, Fatyela said.

The other two robbers escaped. Police were searching for them.

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