New Germany man shot during armed robbery

A MAN was shot during a struggle with armed robbers in New Germany after the gang allegedly followed him from the bank to a business premises where he was going to make a purchase.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said the man had withdrawn a large sum of cash from the bank and had driven his vehicle into the parking lot of a business premises in Henwood Road where the gang of armed robbers attacked him.

Also read: New Germany woman survives hijacking horror

The incident occurred at around 13.40pm on Thursday, 8 November.

“The robbers, who were driving a white Toyota Corolla Professional, followed the victim into the parking lot of the business where he had gone to make a purchase. Three suspects then demanded cash from the victim who put up a struggle,” Mathios said.

According to Pinetown SAPS communications officer, Bongumusa Manqele, the suspects left with an amount of R25 000.

“During the struggle a few shots were fired and the victim was shot in the leg. The suspects grabbed the cash and fled the scene. ER24 paramedics attended the scene of the crime and transported the victim to hospital,” Mathios said.

A case of armed robbery is being investigated by the Pinetown Detectives.

 

 

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Khethukuthula Xulu

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