2008-08-27 : Shop owner kills robber

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2008-08-27 : Shop owner kills robber

Postby GOSA » Wed, 2008-10-22 11:01

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A robber and a shop owner were shot dead during an armed robbery at a
jewellery store in Durban's city centre on Wednesday, KwaZulu-Natal
police said.

The robber was part of a gang that stormed into Pyramid Jewellers on
Victoria Street after 9am and held staff at gunpoint.

Police spokesperson Inspector Michael Read said two suspects accosted
staff opening the shop at 9am and pushed them inside.

"The shop owner was already inside and when he saw what was happening
he grabbed his firearm. There was an exchange of gunfire between
himself and the robbers."

The owner, Pat Pather, 64, was shot twice in the hand and once in the
chest. He died later in hospital. Pather managed to shoot and kill one
of the robbers. The police's flying squad arrested a second man near
the Workshop complex in Durban.

Read said a firearm had been confiscated and cases of murder and
attempted armed robbery opened. - Sapa
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