“But before he could enter the bank, he was approached by three suspects who assaulted him with a firearm on his head and in the process he was forced down,” said Hani.
“He was robbed of ... one bag of money containing an undisclosed amount of cash.
“During that squabble, some shots were fired and one of the robbers was shot on his right leg. The robbers fled in different directions and the injured one ran towards the taxi rank.
“The remaining two, while running away from the scene, attempted to hijack a white Toyota Conquest, but the driver resisted and fired three shots at them. They ran towards a taxi rank where they successfully hijacked a black VW Chico and the injured were collected along the way as they fled.”
Hani said the suspects drove towards Strand where the Golf was set alight.
“They then entered into another getaway vehicle, a bronze Toyota Corolla and drove to Khayelitsha hospital to drop off the injured robber,” said Hani.
“While the injured man was being attended to by the doctor, one of the nurses noticed a policeman from Harare police station and she notified him of the patient who appeared suspicious with a gun wound. The police officer called for backup. While waiting for backup, he saw a BMW and the driver was trying to collect the injured person from the medical room. The BMW driver was arrested with the injured suspect.”