Three armed robbers flee with cash after shooting employee in George

An employee was shot in the leg after three armed men robbed him of cash he had withdrawn for his employer's business.
An employee was shot in the leg after three armed men robbed him of cash he had withdrawn for his employer's business.
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Three armed men made off with  a substantial amount of cash after shooting a man in the leg during a robbery in George in the Western Cape on Monday morning.

Police said the robbers accosted two employees of a George-based finance firm in Mitchell Street who had withdrawn cash for their business.

“Shortly after their return to their business, they were accosted by the three assailants and threatened with a firearm.

“After taking the cash from the rear seat of the vehicle, one of the suspects shot a 27-year-old employee in the leg. He was transported to a local hospital via ambulance in a stable condition,” police spokesperson Capt Malcolm Pojie said in a statement.

He said the suspects fled the scene in a silver-coloured sedan vehicle that is yet to be identified.

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