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sapsNews24 reports that a police constable was killed while pursuing a house robber on a Stellenbosch farm, Western Cape police said on Thursday.  

On Wednesday, police received information about the planned house robbery but they did not know the name of the farm.  They patrolled the area and spotted a group of people who appeared to be acting suspiciously.  While pursuing the group at around 21:50, the constable was shot and killed.  "It was then established that the house robbery was indeed committed at 20:00 at a farm near Vlottenburg.  The suspects managed to evade arrest and are being sought," police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk indicated.  The Hawks are investigating a case of murder in connection with the death of the 31-year-old constable.

  • Read the full original of Jenna Etheridge’s report on this story at News24
  • Read too, Cop fatally wounded chasing farmhouse robbers, at TimesLIVE

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