Pretoria, South Africa –
A robber killed his accomplice and wounded a spaza (ghetto version of 7-11) shop owner they were robbing at Mamelodi East in Pretoria, police said on Thursday.
Inspector Paul Ramoloko said three men had entered a spaza shop at Phomolong informal settlement before its closing time at 11pm on Wednesday. “The armed suspect fired a shot at the direction of the victim, but he missed and hit one of his friends.”
Ramoloko said the shot robber died at the scene.
The two surviving robbers ran away empty-handed and police were still searching for them.