Two robbers were shot dead in an armed robbery

Two robbers were shot dead in an armed robbery at a Somalian-owned spaza shop in Wilsonia, Cambridge, Eastern Cape police said on Monday. "The owner of the shop with his two brothers was in the shop when four suspects entered on Sunday at about 6pm... they demanded money and opened fire inside," said Captain Mluleki Mbi. The owner managed to grab a firearm from one of the robbers. "Shots were fired during the struggle and the owner was shot in the finger and his brother was shot in the toes." Mbi said it was alleged that two robbers were shot with their own firearm and died on the scene. A 9mm pistol was recovered from the scene. Police opened an armed robbery docket. - Sapa

Report ID: 8
Crime Category: Shooting
Province: Eastern Cape
City/Town: East London
Suburb: Wilsonia
Address: Wilsonia, Cambridge
Crime Date/Time: 20 Dec 2009, 00:12 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 26 Dec 2009, 00:12 AM
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