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Two killed in Mpumalanga heist bid

Witbank - Two people, including a security guard, were shot dead and third was wounded in a cash-in-transit robbery attempt in Witbank on Tuesday, Mpumalanga police said.

Colonel Leonard Hlathi said the guard collected money at a store in Klipfontein and was shot by a group of armed men as he was leaving the shop.

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Police patrolling in the area had heard shots and responded to the scene.

“The suspects fired shots at the police and a shoot-out ensued.”

One of the men was shot dead and a car guard was wounded in the leg. He was taken to hospital.

One of the men was arrested while the rest sped off in a Corsa Sedan and a Quantum Kombit, said Hlathi.

He said the money box exploded as the men were trying to run away with it.

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