Three arrested for shooting, robbing tuck shop owner

2015-12-17 22:28

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Port Shepstone - Three people were arrested in Port Shepstone on Thursday in connection with the shooting of a tuck shop owner, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

"Yesterday [Wednesday]... a victim was in his tuck shop at Msikaba ward, Betania when he was accosted by three suspects at gunpoint," Major Thulani Zwane said.  

"They demanded cash and shot him before they fled the scene."

The man was taken to hospital.

Police followed up on information which led them to a car rental agency in Marburg.

While there, the three suspects arrived in a hired car and they were arrested.

The group was interrogated which led police to Wema Hostel where two unlicensed firearms were recovered.

The three have been charged with business robbery, attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

They are expected to appear in the Port Shepstone Magistrate's Court soon.

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