Cop and robber in hospital after shoot-out during foiled jewellery heist

“The suspect spotted the police and opened fire, wounding a 55-year-old police sergeant in the abdomen,” said Mbele.

“The suspect placed his firearm on the table and surrendered to police after he sustained two gunshot wounds to the upper right side of his chest and left arm. The police officer and the suspect were taken to hospital.”

Mbele said once discharged, the suspect will appear in Pietermaritzburg magistrate’s court on charges of attempted murder, possession of an unlicensed firearm and robbery.



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