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08 October 2012 at 11:59 - Posted by Anonymous

Man charged after shooting alleged car thief - SANEWS


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Eastern Cape - A man has been charged with attempted murder after he shot an alleged car thief at his home in Tswelelitye Location near Dutywa, Eastern Cape police said on Monday.

“It is alleged that the owner of the motor vehicle woke up in the early hours of Sunday morning and saw two people trying to steal his car,” said spokesman Captain Jackson Manatha of the Butterworth Police.

“One suspected car thief was shot and wounded while the other person ran away.”

The 18-year-old wounded man was under police guard at Butterworth hospital. He would be charged with attempted motor vehicle theft once he was discharged from the hospital.

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