Alleged Pretoria house robber killed after firing at cop

2016-01-29 11:23
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Pretoria - An alleged house robber was killed and three others were arrested in Sunnyside, Pretoria, on Friday morning.

Police received information about a group of "suspicious men" that got into a minibus taxi in Sunnyside around 06:00, spokesperson Captain Colette Weilbach said.

Police ordered everybody in the minibus out to search them.

"One man got out of the minibus taxi with a hidden firearm. When a police officer wanted to search the man, he fired a shot."

Another police officer shot and killed him.

The three other men were found with jewellery, laptops, cameras and other items allegedly stolen during a house robbery in Elardus Park earlier in the morning. 

Two unlicensed firearms and ammunition were recovered.

The three were expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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