National 9.8.2016 11:42 am

Centurion supermarket owner grazed by bullet

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The owner of a well-known supermarket in Centurion narrowly escaped with his life after robbers opened fire at him.

A Centurion supermarket owner was shot and wounded in the face during a robbery on Monday night, reports the Centurion Rekord.

He was hit in the cheek, said Wierdabrug Sector 3 Policing Forum officer Ockert Kruger.

“Three armed men walked into the well-known supermarket in the Reeds around 7:10pm and held the owner at gunpoint,” he said. “A shot was fired and the owner was hit in the cheek.”

“The robbers took cigarettes and money before fleeing. The wounded man was taken to Medipark in Panorama Street where he was stitched up before being discharged.”

Monitor NetCopwatch and a policeman attended to the scene.

The police could not be reached for comment immediately.

Caxton News Service

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