Thursday, October 12, 2006

Robbers flee in security firm bakkie

By Tando Mfengwana
12 October 2006

Three robbers fled in a security company bakkie after robbing a Pretoria cellphone shop this morning, police say.

Constable Brenda Kgafela says that four robbers broke into the main door of Kollonade shopping complex this morning at about 3:30 am, Independent Online reports.

Three of the men headed to a cellphone shop and stole items while the fourth stood at the main door to keep a look out. The report says that security guards noticed the incident, called the police and back up from their firm.

When the police arrived they exchanged fire with the robbers, and an ADT security guard was injured in the process.

When the injured guard tried to flee to the safety of the bakkie, he was beaten to it by one of the robbers, who managed to get two of his accomplices in the bakkie and fled the scene, the fourth robber fled on foot.

The security van was later found in east Lynn, south of Pretoria. Two unlicensed guns were found along with the items stolen from the cellphone shop in the bakkie.

Police are investigating cases of attempted murder and business robbery.

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