2006-12-05 : Daring robbery at police station

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2006-12-05 : Daring robbery at police station

Postby GOSA » Tue, 2006-12-05 12:12

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Daring robbery at police station leaves one officer dead
December 05, 2006 Edition 1

JOHANNESBURG: Three armed men held up a police station near Pietermaritzburg, shooting one police officer dead and making off with guns and bulletproof vests, police said yesterday.

Police spokesman Superintendent Joshua Gwala said three men had arrived at the Umsunduzi police station near Cato Ridge late on Sunday night, claiming that they had been robbed of their cellphones.

Before the three police officers - a policewoman and two policemen - could begin filing reports, the three men pulled out 9mm pistols and lined the three officers up against the wall.

One of the police officers attempted to duck and was shot in the head by the armed robbers, and was critically injured.

The other two officers were forced to open the safe.

The three men made off with three 9mm pistols and an R5 from the safe as well as two 9mm service pistols carried by the police officers.
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