Shop owner shot dead in Boksburg robbery

2013-09-14 22:18

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Johannesburg - A shop owner was shot dead in Boksburg during an attempted robbery on Saturday afternoon, Gauteng police said.

"It is alleged that three men confronted a car radio shop owner at 15:00 today [Saturday] and demanded money," police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel  Lungelo Dlamini said in a statement.

The shop owner was shot in the upper body before the suspects fled the scene.

"Two of the three suspects, aged between 25 and 28 were later arrested at a flea market after police reacted to the shooting," Dlamini said.

Police were searching for the third accomplice.

Dlamini said one of the arrested men was linked to robberies in Bramley and Boksburg north.

The suspects will appear in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on 16 September.

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