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Suspect shot and wounded after three men attempt to rob off-duty East London cop

Nov 29, 2017
Suspect shot and wounded after three men attempt to rob off-duty East London cop

An alert off-duty East London cop tactically overpowered three suspects that attempted to rob him and managed to arrest one suspect for attempted armed robbery near Nahoon Valley River on Wednesday.

"It is alleged that at approximately 07:30, three armed suspects robbed and threatened an off-duty cop whilest fishing near Nahoon Valley River," said police spokesperson, Captain Nkosikho Mzuku.

"The police official tactically shot and over powered the suspects, a chase ensued and they managed to arrest a 20 year old suspect with the assistance of dog unit members that were on patrol.

"The suspect is due to appear in the East London Magistrate’s Court soon to face a charge of attempted robbery.

"More arrests are imminent."