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CT cops hunt armed robbers

A security guard died following the incident outside the Philippi Plaza on Monday morning.

The scene of an armed robbery outside the Philippi Plaza on 27 January 2014. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town police on Monday said they are searching for four suspects in connection with an armed robbery in which a person was killed.

A security guard died following the incident outside the Philippi Plaza on Monday morning.

The shooting drew a crowd of curious onlookers.

Detectives are on the scene searching the area for evidence.

The entire plaza has been cordoned off.

Officers have been deployed to surrounding suburbs in the hope of catching the suspects.

They made off with a police officer's service pistol.

The security guard died on the scene while the wounded officer was airlifted to hospital.

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