Robber shot dead at Oriental Plaza

2015-07-03 12:07
Blood on the floor at the FNB at Oriental Plaza, Johannesburg. (Supplied, Saps)

Blood on the floor at the FNB at Oriental Plaza, Johannesburg. (Supplied, Saps)

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Johannesburg - A man was shot dead in a botched robbery attempt at the FNB Bank at the Oriental Plaza in Fordsburg on Friday morning, said police.

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Two guards had gone to collect money at the bank when they were confronted by two armed men, said Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

"A shoot-out ensued and one suspect was shot dead," said Dlamini.

The other robber managed to flee the scene.

"One of the guards was also wounded," Dlamini said.

A pistol was recovered on the deceased robber.

No money had been taken and no other injuries were reported.

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