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25 November 2012 at 22:48 - Posted by Anonymous

Seven alleged robbers shot dead - SANEWS


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Seven suspected robbers have been shot dead at the Protea Coin cash depot, west of Johannesburg.

 Hawks spokesperson Captain Paul Ramaloko says the Hawks and the special task force confronted a group of 20 armed robbers earlier this evening.

A shootout ensued and seven suspects were killed, nine were injured and hospitalised.

"At around 5pm, the Hawks and the special task force confronted a group of 20 armed robbers who were about to rob a Protea Coin compound in Robertsville," said Hawks spokesperson Ramaloko.

"After they were cornered, they shot at the Hawks; upon retaliation seven were fatally shot. Nine were injured and hospitalised."

It is believed they were about to rob the cash depot in Robertsville.

Eleven vehicles and a number of firearms were confiscated.

No further details were immediately available.

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