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Cops investigate mob attack in Rosedale

Two men allegedly robbed a spaza shop and stabbed the owner before being attacked by residents.

FILE: No arrests have been made in connection with the mob attack and the surviving suspect remains under police guard in hospital. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Police are investigating cases of armed robbery, assault and murder following an alleged robbery and mob justice attack in Rosedale, near George.

One person died and another is being treated for his injuries at Groote Schuur Hospital following the attack.

The two men allegedly robbed a spaza shop and stabbed the owner on Saturday afternoon.

Members of the community who apparently saw the incident take place then proceeded to attack the robbers.

One died on the scene, while the other was taken to a nearby hospital, before being transferred to Cape Town.

The police's Malcolm Potje said, "On Saturday two suspects entered the spaza shop an assaulted the 23-year-old owner. They threatened him with a knife, stabbed him in the back as well in the side of his body. Members of the community witnessed the incident and confronted the two suspects and there after a fright broke out. The suspects were severely injured and assaulted."

No arrests have been made in connection with the mob attack and the surviving suspect remains under police guard in hospital.

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