Aug 18, 2022

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Mpumalanga tavern owner kills man who allegedly robbed patrons at gunpoint

A suspected bar thief met his end on Saturday night when a tavern owner shot him and his accomplices in Kabokweni outside Mbombela, Mpumalanga Police said.

Police are currently searching for his two suspected accomplices, who fled the scene.

The incident occurred around 11:50 p.m. The three men entered the tavern and at gunpoint forced the patrons to lie on the floor. Personal items, including cell phones and money, were taken.

“The 39-year-old tavern owner realized what was happening, drew his firearm and fatally shot one of the men. In the meantime, the other suspected robbers are said to have fled the scene,” the police said.

Paramedics and police were called to the scene of the crime. However, the wounded suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

He had sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. Some of the allegedly stolen cell phones were found in his possession.

“Police are investigating the incident and a robbery has been opened with an additional investigation into an investigation.

“The circumstances of the shooting will also form part of the investigation. The firearm reportedly used in the incident has been confiscated for further investigation. The deceased has not yet been identified,” police said.

Mpumalanga Police Commissioner Lt. Gen. Semakaleng Daphney Manamela expressed concern about violent crimes in the province, where personal belongings are stolen from victims and then sold


“Members of the public should not hesitate to report anyone selling suspected stolen property. People are advised not to purchase such items as doing so will help criminals thrive in their market and stand a chance of being arrested if found in possession of stolen items.”

< em >Police have urged anyone with information to call Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or send information through the MySAPS app. All information received is kept confidential and callers can choose to remain anonymous.

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