Women shot and killed during robbery

A woman in her 30s was shot and killed during a robbery at a Boksburg cafe on Thursday evening, Johannesburg paramedics said. Netcare911 spokesperson Chris Botha said the woman and her husband stopped to buy bread at the cafe on the corner of Rondebult and Smith streets. Gunmen were robbing the store when the couple arrived. They fired shots and the woman was fatally wounded. "Paramedics arrived within minutes of the call, but tragically the lady had died before their arrival." Husband traumatised The husband was not hurt but visibly traumatised, Botha said. Senior Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the woman was a metro police officer in the motor cycle unit. Her name was K V Makhuma (28). "The robbers attempted to hijack her car outside the shop and then opened fire on her and her husband. She was shot in the neck and died on the scene."-Sapa

Report ID: 69
Crime Category: Robbery
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Boksburg
Suburb: N/A
Address: Corner of Rondebult and Smith streets
Crime Date/Time: 21 Jan 2010, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 21 Jan 2010, 00:01 AM
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