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Police constable wounded at Le Bon Bakery Port Elizabeth shoot out dies

Jan 21, 2019
Police constable wounded at Le Bon Bakery Port Elizabeth shoot out dies

The police constable wounded in a shootout between Port Elizabeth police and a gang of five armed robbers at the Le Bon Bakery in Central, Port Elizabeth, passed away in hospital.

Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga, on Monday afternoon said that she learnt with shock about the passing away of the injured Port Elizabeth Flying Squad member, Constable Dwane Alistair Kemp (31), in hospital.

"The member died in hospital after an attack by criminals who were robbing a business in Port Elizabeth in the morning," said police spokesperson, Brigadier T Kinana.

Lieutenant General Ntshinga has expressed condolences to the family, relatives and colleagues of the member.

She vowed that the "remaining suspects will be hunted down in order to answer for their actions and face the mighty arm of the law".

Police on the heels of robber, who escaped from Port Elizabeth's Le Bon Bakery shoot out

Shootout between police and robbers at Le Bon Bakery Port Elizabeth

On Monday morning, Le Bon Bakery at the corners of Parliament and Rose Streets in Central, Port Elizabeth, became the scene of shootout between the robbers and local police.

According to police information, at about 08:45 in the morning, members of Port Elizabeth Flying Squad responded to a complaint of an armed robbery in progress at the bakery.

"As the police officers arrived, shots were fired," said police spokesperson, Brigadier T Kinana.

"Police returned fire and as a result a police Constable was shot in the upper body.

"Four suspects, who were in the shop were fatally wounded while it is alleged that a fifth suspect managed to escape."

Police have appealed for leads as they track down the suspect.

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