Knife-wielding robber shot dead by motorist


A man was shot and killed by the motorist he tried to rob during peak-hour traffic in Pinetown‚ west of Durban‚ on Monday.

Police spokesman Thulani Zwane said a motorist had been sitting in his car in Anderson Road when he was accosted by two men.

“It is alleged that one [of the men] switched off the engine and the other put a knife against the neck of the driver‚ before demanding money and his cellphone‚” he said.

“The driver pulled out a firearm and fired two shots at the suspects. One died a few metres away from the scene. One was also wounded‚ but ran away. Police are still looking for him‚” said Zwane.

-Jeff Wicks 

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