Alleged smash-and-grabber shot dead by Cape Town motorist

2016-02-29 21:00
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Cape Town - An alleged smash-and-grabber was shot dead on Monday by a motorist in Bonteheuwel, the City of Cape Town’s Metro Police have confirmed.

Deputy Chief Yolande Faro said the incident was believed to have taken place at 14:10.

"It is alleged that the deceased had smashed the car’s window and the woman driver shot him," she said.

The motorist then drove straight to the Bishop Lavis police station, where Metro officers found her at 15:25.

"She is extremely shocked and traumatised and is currently receiving trauma counselling before she can be questioned," Faro said.

The scene is a known hotpot for smash-and-grabs, she confirmed, and the City had regular patrols along this strip.

The shooting was also caught on the City’s surveillance camera, Faro added.

By 16:30, police and the City unit’s members were still on the scene.

Police were not immediately able to comment.

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