Police arrest man in foiled Shoprite cash heist

By IAfrica
In South Africa
May 28th, 2014
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JOHANNESBURG – A man shot and wounded during an alleged botched cash heist at Shoprite in Zola, Soweto, has been arrested, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old man was arrested at Leratong Hospital on Tuesday night and was under police guard, said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

On Monday, the man was allegedly waiting inside the store when G4 security guards arrived.

“The man inside the shop was about to take the money away from the guards when one of them [a guard] shot him,” Makhubela said at the time.

The robber was wounded in the neck.

“He dropped his gun after he was shot and ran off. He got into a getaway car with suspects inside, and it drove away.”

Makhubela said it appeared the alleged robber was inside the shop alone and another robber was standing guard outside.

“None of the G4 security guards were injured and none of the money was taken,” he said.


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