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Alleged robber shot dead three arrested after Pinetown robbery

A man was shot dead and three of his accomplices were arrested after they allegedly robbed a business in Pinetown, on Saturday.

According to police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele, police officers were alerted about a robbery in progress at a business premises on Hill Street in Pinetown. On arrival, they learnt the
robbers had boarded a minibus taxi.

“The taxi was intercepted at the corner of Glenugie and Kings roads, where four men and a female alighted and a shootout ensued. One man was fatally shot, one managed to flee and three were arrested. Police recovered three firearms and four cellphones.

“The suspects were taken to Pinetown police station. They will appear at the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court on Monday. They are facing charges of attempted murder, robbery and possession of
firearms and ammunition,” Mbele said.

It is alleged the suspects entered the business premises and demanded cash. They fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and cellphones. A case of robbery was opened at the Pinetown police station for investigation.

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