Robber shot in head during shoot-out

2013-08-17 07:51
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Johannesburg - Two suspected robbers were arrested on Friday after a shootout with police in KwaMashu, Durban, on Friday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Police were following up information about house robbery when they spotted a VW Polo in KwaMashu in the morning, police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge said.

"When police officers tried to stop the vehicle, it sped off and the two occupants started shooting at the police," Mdunge said.

The police returned fire and one of the men was hit in the head.

His partner was caught when he tried to flee.

The wounded man was taken to King Edward hospital

"During investigations it was discovered that the suspects were linked to a house robbery in Newlands, where they tied up the owner of the house and took a cellphone and money."

The two men would appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of house robbery and attempted murder.

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