A robber was killed and a police
constable is in a critical
condition after a shoot-out in Benoni on Thursday afternoon,
Gauteng police said.
Constable Godin Nyathi said 12 men entered a supermarket in
Brakpan and held up staff and customers.
They then fled in a minibus to Tamboville informal settlement in
Benoni with an undisclosed amount of money.
"Police officers on patrol spotted them and decided to give
chase... as they approached the suspects, they were shot at...
"One of the officers was shot in the chest and the other missed
the bullets," Nyathi said.
The shoot-out also resulted in a robber being shot in the head
The alleged driver of the minibus, identified as a man in his
late 70s, was arrested.
The other robbers ran away.
Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said the officer was
"The officer, in his 20s, was stabilized and had to be placed
manual ventilator at the scene," Botha said.
He was then airlifted to the Netcare Union hospital for specialized treatment.
"He is fighting for his life," he said.
|Crime Date/Time:||25 Feb 2010, 00:02 AM|
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