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Two dead in botched PTA robbery

An elderly couple was attacked on their smallholding by two armed men this morning.

Two people were killed in a botched Pretoria robbery this morning. Picture: Sxc.hu.

JOHANNESBURG - Two people have died in a botched robbery in Boschkop, east of Pretoria.

Police say the elderly couple was attacked on their smallholding in the area on Monday morning by two armed men.

The pair entered the couple's shop claiming they wanted to buy maize meal.

One of them then attacked the woman.

The other confronted her husband who was also armed.

The police's Marissa van der Merwe said shots were fired between the owner of the house and the suspect.

"One of the suspects was found later on with wounds on his stomach. He was declared dead on the scene. The owner of the house also died."

Police are still looking for the other suspect.

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