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East London man wounded, arrested after attempted robbery of off-duty cop

The police’s Nkosikho Mzuku says a 20-year-old suspect was apprehended after suffering a gunshot wound.

FILE: Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN - A man has been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery of an off-duty East London police officer.

The policeman was fishing at the Nahoon River Valley on Wednesday when three armed men approached him.

The officer shot at the suspects, resulting in them running away.

The police’s Nkosikho Mzuku says a 20-year-old suspect was apprehended after suffering a gunshot wound.

Mzuku says they’re searching for his two accomplices.

“The police officials shot and overpowered the suspect. The 20-year-old suspect was arrested with the assistance of police members who were on patrol. The suspect is due to appear in court soon to face a charge of attempted robbery.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)