Kabokweni tavern owner shoots dead robber

A tavern owner shot dead a robber at his business premises in Kabokweni yesterday.

According to the police, three armed men entered the tavern and held patrons at gunpoint. They robbed the victims of their belongings, including mobile phones and cash, before attempting to flee. The owner noticed what was unfolding and drew his firearm and fatally shot one robber. Meanwhile, the other robbers fled the scene.

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“The police at Kabokweni and paramedics were informed about the incident. Upon their arrival, they found the body of the suspect with bullet wounds on the upper body in possession of stolen cell phones. The paramedics certified him dead.

Police are probing the incident and a robbery case has been opened with an additional probe of an inquest. Part of the investigation will be the circumstances of the shooting. They have ceased the firearm that has been reportedly used in this incident for further investigation. The deceased has not yet been identified as yet.

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Police are in pursuit of the remaining alleged robbers and urge anyone with information that may assist in this investigation. The Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential, and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

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