Trader shot dead in Boksburg

A man working at the East Rand Trader Square was killed after refusing to hand money to robbers.

FILE: Police say a man working at the East Rand Trader Square was killed after refusing to hand money to robbers. Picture: Sapa

JOHANNESBURG - A man has been killed following a business robbery at the East Rand Trader Square in Boksburg.

It's understood three men approached the man at his shop and demanded money.

When he didn't co-operate, one of the men shot him in the abdomen.

Police say colleagues and shoppers rushed to get the man to a hospital but he died in the parking lot.

The suspects apparently fled the scene in different directions.

Two pistols were recovered at the scene by the police.

Two of the men have since been arrested while police are searching for the third.