Sabato, 20 Febbraio 2016 10:32 | Alleged robber killed by residents after store heist

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Johannesburg - An alleged armed robber is expected to appearin the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court this week following a heist at a store whichresulted in the death of an accomplice on Saturday.


man is accused of being one of five suspects who hit theDehial Fashion store in central Johannesburg at midday on Saturday, policespokesperson Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele said in a statement on Sunday.

“It is alleged that five suspects entered the shoppretending to be customers. Two of them jumped over the counter and demandedmoney,” Mbele said.

“One [suspect] with a firearm was standing next to the doorwhile his accomplices were taking money, also from customers.”

After an employee screamed for help, the robbers fled theshop with an undisclosed amount of cash.

“Community members gave chase [and] apprehended twosuspects. They recovered a firearm with no serial number and live rounds.”

The two suspects were severely assaulted before the police“came to their rescue”.

They were taken to hospital by ambulance under police guard.One of the suspects, aged 27, died in hospital.

Three of the robbers remain at large, Mbele said.

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