Catch of the day: 3 arrested after allegedly robbing well-known Cape Town seafood joint, shooting officer

2019-11-04 12:51
Three men were arrested after allegedly robbing a well-known seafood restaurant in Kalk Bay, Cape Town. (Supplied: Luthando Tyhalibongo/City of Cape Town)

Three men were arrested after allegedly robbing a well-known seafood restaurant in Kalk Bay, Cape Town. (Supplied: Luthando Tyhalibongo/City of Cape Town)

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Three men were arrested on Monday morning after allegedly robbing a well-known seafood restaurant in Kalk Bay, Cape Town, and shooting a traffic officer, authorities say.

The officer had been driving on Main Road near the harbour when he saw the robbery unfolding at Kalky's restaurant. He was shot in the upper arm, said spokesperson Richard Coleman.

Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said four armed men fled the scene in a Hyundai Getz with an undisclosed amount of money.

Law enforcement officers and Muizenberg police pursued the vehicle as it sped off along Baden Powell Drive.

Rwexana said the three men, aged between 30 and 35, were arrested and a firearm was recovered.

Scene 'still active'

The getaway vehicle was found to have been reported hijacked in Muizenberg.

"The scene is still active," she said.

Coleman said the officer was recovering at a hospital in the southern suburbs.

Three men were arrested after allegedly robbing Ka

Three men were arrested after allegedly robbing a well-known seafood restaurant in Kalk Bay, Cape Town. (Supplied: Luthando Tyhalibongo/City of Cape Town)

The men were expected to appear in court soon on charges of attempted murder, business robbery and possession of a hijacked vehicle.

One suspect was still being sought.

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