Headline News
12 April 2022

Rustenburg – A failed armed robbery of a supermarket and liquor outlet in Kruger Street, East End, led to a shootout during which one of the robbers was killed. 

The incident occurred on Monday 4 April at around 7:45pm. “Four armed men entered Alpha Hyper and a fifth walked into the liquor store,” a security officer told Platinum Weekly.

“They pulled out guns and I reacted. I fatally shot one of the armed robbers in the liquor store. The rest of them fled the scene in a white Mercedes Benz Vito,” he said. 

The gang all wore ‘overalls’ described by the witness as “mine uniforms” and caps. “They did not get to steal anything from either the store or the liquor store.”   

Police spokesperson sergeant Ofentse Mokgadi said a case of attempted business robbery is under investigation. “A pistol and ammunition were recovered from the deceased,” Mokgadi said.   

As reported in last week’s issue of Platinum Weekly: “During the third quarter of 2021, Rustenburg reported the highest number of burglaries at non-residential [business] properties in the country.”

The Alpha Blue Bottle liquor outlet next to Alpha Hyper supermarket in East End, Rustenburg, where the armed robber was killed. 


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