CNS Reporter/Natalie Grobler
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26 Jul 2015
12:40 pm

Pretoria man shot and killed in armed robbery

CNS Reporter/Natalie Grobler

Investigations are underway after a 33-year-old was shot and killed during an armed robbery in Centurion, Pretoria.

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Lourens Botha, vice chairman of Lyttelton CPF and chairman of Lyttelton CPF sector 2, said six armed men robbed a store on the corner of Station Road and Botha Avenue on Saturday night, Rekord Centurion reported.

“One man was shot and another hit over the head by the robbers. The wounded man was taken to Steve Biko hospital where he later died from extensive injuries.

“The six robbers fled in a red vehicle with an undisclosed amount of money. They were fleeing in the direction of Tembisa on Botha Avenue in what was believed to be a red Corsa, added Botha.

Lifemed spokesperson, Jolindi Weideman said they brought the critically injured man to hospital but he later died. She said he had extensive gunshot wounds to his upper body.

Police spokesperson Asnath Malatsi confirmed the incident. She said a case of business robbery and attempted murder are being investigated.

Early this month, a foreign spaza shop owner was shot and killed, while his two co-workers were seriously injured, during a business robbery in Tswelopele, Tembisa, on the East Rand.

Ivory Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Neldah Sekgobela said police found live ammunition and two cartridges at the crime scene. It is believed the suspects were all armed. All the victims were shot in the upper bodies. The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

“The spaza shop owner was certified dead at the scene, while his co-workers were transported to hospital by emergency services,” she added.

– Caxton News Service