Cops foil post of­fice rob­bery

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A MAN was killed and another wounded in a shootout with the po­lice, who foiled a post of­fice rob­bery in Npa­fufu yes­ter­day af­ter­noon, East­ern Cape po­lice said. “We had an op­er­a­tion this af­ter­noon where we had in­for­ma­tion that we were fol­low­ing up about a post of­fice in Npa­fufu be­tween Lusik­isiki and Port St Johns on the R61,” po­lice spokesman Colonel Mzuk­isi Fatyela said. Po­lice were at the post of­fice at about 2pm when a ve­hi­cle ap­proached. When its oc­cu­pants saw the po­lice, they opened fire. A shootout en­sued. One of the men in the ve­hi­cle was killed, another wounded and the re­main­ing four were ar­rested. The wounded man was taken to hos­pi­tal, where he was un­der po­lice guard. “We re­cov­ered three 9mm firearms, fully loaded,” Fatyela said. – Sapa

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