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Uitenhage police investigating two armed business robberies and murder

Jul 13, 2017
Uitenhage police investigating two armed business robberies and murder

Uitenhage police are investigating two business robberies that occurred on Wednesday where one man was fatally shot.

According to police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli, in the first incident, which happened at around 18:50, a man was fatally shot, after two men, one with a firearm allegedly stormed into Friendly Mini Market in Single Oak Street, Uitenhage.

"A shop assistant, Melkamu Kelbore (28) was fatally shot during the incident.

"It is believed that the suspects stole undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene," he said.

In another incident, which took place at around 18:30, the local King Spaza Shop was robbed of cash in Kamesh, Uitenhage.

"It is alleged that two men, one armed with a firearm entered a shop and held an owner at gunpoint.

"A complainant alleged that the men stole cash, two cell phones and cigarettes before fleeing in a white Ford Fiesta with Gauteng registration number plates," said Sgt Nkohli.

"One shot was fired during the incident, but no person was injured."

Police are looking at all possibilities and also urging anyone with information, that could lead to the arrest of the suspects, to share information via Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line 32211.