Free State shop­keeper mur­dered

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A BANGLADESHI was shot dead dur­ing a rob­bery at a store in Saaiplaas, Vir­ginia, in the Free State, po­lice said yes­ter­day. At about 7pm on Sun­day, two men en­tered the store, threat­ened em­ploy­ees with a firearm and de­manded money from the 25-year-old vic­tim, iden­ti­fied as SM Sakil. “They al­legedly pulled open the till drawer and found it to be full of coins, af­ter which one of the sus­pects al­legedly fired a shot at Sakil,” spokesper­son Sergeant Mamello Mokhuoane said. “The sus­pects fled empty handed.” Mokhuoane said em­ploy­ees hid at the back of the shop. Sakil was de­clared dead at the scene. A mur­der docket has been opened. – ANA

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