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Phahlane refuses to speculate after attempted robbery

Acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane was injured in attempted robbery in Rosebank yesterday.

FILE: Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane says he will not jump to conclusions on whether he was the target of a botched robbery over the weekend and will wait for investigations to take place.

Phahlane was injured in attempted robbery in Rosebank yesterday while at a beauty spa with his wife.

He says two armed men stormed the building and a scuffle between him and the pair ensued.

Phahlane says he will allow the investigations to produce an outcome before speaking on the matter.

"I don't want to go into too much speculations and that's why after the incident we sanctioned an investigation. I'm grateful for the work my colleagues are doing in getting to the bottom of this matter."

No one has been arrested but police are continuing their investigations.

Yesaterday, Hawks spokespersom Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said no items were taken from the premises.

"There was a scuffle between the acting police commissioner and the two suspects. They then ran away and as they ran, a suspect fired a shot. They got into a silver Golf which is now the subject of the investigation."

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