Officer shot & wounded in robbery chase

The chase ended in nearby Green Point where one of the armed men opened fire.

FILE: One suspect fled the scene, while the other was arrested. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A police officer has been shot and wounded while chasing down two robbery suspects in Green Point.

Officers who were investigating a robbery complaint in the area last night gave chase when two suspects fled the scene in a taxi.

The chase ended in nearby Green Point where one of the armed men opened fire.

The police's Andre Traut explains, "A 35-year-old constable was hit in his leg. One suspect managed to flee the scene, while the other was arrested."