Guard killed, cop hurt in liquor store robbery

Comment on this story
IOL  crime tape blue yellow . .

Cape Town -

A security guard was shot dead and a police officer wounded during an armed robbery in Nyanga on Monday, Western Cape police said.

Captain Frederick van Wyk said four men robbed a liquor store at Philippi Plaza, on the corner of Stock and Govan Mbeki roads in Cape Town, around 9.40am.

The men shot dead the security guard and wounded a 32-year-old constable who arrived at the scene.

The officer was transported to hospital in a critical condition.

Van Wyk said the gang fled in a silver Chevrolet Aveo which they had hijacked.

“They are regarded as armed and dangerous and they are yet to be arrested.” - Sapa

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines