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Bystander opens fire on robbers in Douglasdale

A couple was robbed by three men at the Waterford Shopping Centre in Douglasdale yesterday.

FILE. A bystander witnessed the robbery and opened fire on the suspects. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Police are hunting for at least two men who robbed a couple and stole a substantial amount of money in Douglasdale on Thursday.

The pair had drawn money from a bank and were planning to buy a car from a local dealership when they were approached by three men at the Waterford Shopping Centre.

A bystander witnessed the robbery and opened fire on the suspects.

One of the men was wounded, but managed to get away.

The police's Daniel Mavimbela says, "A 27-year-old man was arrested while his alleged accomplice was shot and wounded by a bystander. A manhunt has been launched for the remaining suspect, the arrested suspect will be charged with armed robbery."