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Alleged robbery suspect fatally wounded in robbery

GQEBERHA – Algoa Park Detectives are urgently seeking the next of kin of an alleged robbery suspect who was fatally wounded on Wednesday night, 26 May 2021 in Algoa Park.

It is alleged that at about 21:25, the complainant (39) was seated in her vehicle (Toyota Corolla) at a garage in Uitenhage Road waiting for her boyfriend who went into the shop. The suspect opened the driver’s side door of the vehicle and pointed her with a firearm. The suspect took her cell phone and ran across Uitenhage Road towards New Brighton. The complainant and her boyfriend drove to Struanway Road, searching for the suspect. The complainant identified the suspect as he was exiting a pedestrian walkway and her boyfriend confronted him. The suspect pointed the complainant’s boyfriend with a firearm and the boyfriend who was also armed fire several shots at the suspect. The unknown suspect died on the scene. A 9mm firearm with ammunition and the stolen cell phone of the complainant was found. Ownership of the firearm is still to be established.

A case of armed robbery and inquest was opened and is under investigation. The firearm will be sent to ballistics for analysis.

Anyone who can assist in identifying the deceased person or know of any person that may be missing since yesterday, 26 May 2021 evening, is asked to contact SAPS Algoa Park on 082 413 5488 or Crime Stop 08600 10111 or their nearest police station. He was dressed in a maroon top and navy pants.

Source: South African Police Service