News 17.10.2017 02:56 pm

Bomber gang kills patron at fuel station

Image from Thursday's scene.

Image from Thursday's scene.

KwaMhlushwa Sasol garage was hit by yet another robbery.

No link has been established between two violent robberies that have shaken KwaNyamazane and KwaMhlushwa, Mbombela over the past five days, Lowvelder reports.

On Thursday, more than 10 rifle-wielding suspects ambushed an SBV vehicle and robbed its driver of an undisclosed amount of cash.

Yesterday morning, one civilian was shot and killed and another injured after 13 or 14 robbers hit the KwaMhlushwa Sasol garage.

“At this moment it seems that the two incidents are not linked,” said police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi.

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“However, the possibility has not been excluded,” he added.

Yesterday morning, between 02:00 and 03:00, a large group of robbers targeted the KwaMhlushwa Sasol fuel station.

“Two unsuspecting civilians who were filling up their tanks were shot.

“One died and one has been hospitalised,” said Hlathi.

He did not identify the victim, as his next-of-kin had not yet been notified of his death.

– Caxton News Service

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