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Shootout lands one alleged armed robber in hospital and one more in custody

Feb 8, 2017
Shootout lands one alleged armed robber in hospital and one more in custody

Police at Mqanduli cluster on Tuesday arrested two men, aged 24 and 27, and recovered a firearm with six rounds of ammunition following an evening shootout between the men and officers.

The duo are alleged to have robbed a shop in Kwaaiman Locality, near Coffee Bay, at around 18:00.

"After the robbery, police at Kwaaiman Police Station were alerted and responded immediately," said Eastern Cape police.

"When members arrived, a shootout ensued with the robbers.

"One suspect was injured and was taken to hospital under police guard.

"The second suspect was taken into custody."