Armed robber shot during a shootout in Brits

An armed robber was shot during a shootout with a security company during an attempted armed robbery at a liquor store in Brits on Wednesday morning.

According to police spokesperson, Maria Nkabinde, five suspects in a silver Volkswagen Polo stormed the liquor store in De Wet Street around 08:00. The police were alerted about the armed robbery in progress and a shootout ensued when the security company arrived on the scene. One of the suspects was shot and another three were caught. “One suspect got away on foot and is still at large,” Nkabinde said.

“The wounded suspect is in hospital under police guard. The police confiscated a firearm and ammunition on the scene.”

The police are looking for the fourth suspect. Anyone with information is requested to call the Brits police on 012 381 6077/6078/6082.