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Man arrested for killing a suspected thief

Uitenhage police have arrested a 53 year old man after a suspected thief was shot and killed in an attempt to flee the man’s residence.

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Police spokesperson, warrant officer Basil Seekoei says the 23-year old suspected thief was shot at the front door of the man’s shack in Kwanobhule in the early hours of Monday morning

Seekoei says the owner claimed to have been startled by someone kicking the front door.

He says three shots were fired through the door wounding the alleged thief in the legs, who later died at the scene.

The suspect will appear in court on Wednesday on a charge of murder.

Source: Algoa FM

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