Armed robbers kill Western Cape businessman

2017-07-13 19:31
Johan Fourie, (Facebook)

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Cape Town – A business owner was killed on Thursday morning after he was accosted by armed robbers while walking in Wellington, Western Cape police said.

The man was making his way along Jan Van Riebeeck Street at about 08:45 when five armed men approached and shot him, said Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut.

They then fled the scene.

The man was rushed to hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.

While police would not name the victim, the man's identity was confirmed as Johan Fourie.

Fourie owned the Allsop Mica hardware store in Church Street, just a few hundred metres from where he was attacked.

It was understood that Fourie was returning from the bank when he was shot.

He leaves behind his wife and 5-year-old son.

Another woman was injured in the crossfire and rushed to hospital.

No arrests have yet been made.

Traut said cases of murder, attempted murder and attempted robbery were being investigated.

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