Cape Town – Police have launched a manhunt after a security guard was killed during a shootout with bread truck robbers in Kwanobuhle, Qqeberha on Thursday.
The 22-year-old security officer was one of the two officers escorting the bread truck, police said in a statement.
According to police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart the two security guards were approached by unknown men as they escorted the bread truck toward Gqabi Street.
“One of the men drew a firearm and started shooting at them. A security officer returned fire and was fatally injured during the cross fire. The suspect also disarmed the security officer and fled the scene in an unknown vehicle,” said Swart.
A case of murder and aggravated robbery will be investigated by the provincial organised crime investigation unit, said Swart.
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe