NEWSFLASH: Surgery for security officer shot in robbery outside Centurion

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A security officer who was wounded in cross-fire during a house robbery in Centurion underwent an operation on Thursday morning.

The armed officer from a private company was shot and wounded in the Knopjeslaagte area, Centurion on Wednesday evening.

Monitor Net security company control centre received a call at about 23:30 about an armed house robbery underway, according to a statement issued by Monitor Net.

The armed suspects had tied up the victims inside the house.

According to the statement when officers arrived the suspects opened fire and the security men retaliated and one officer, David Mokoena, was wounded.

“The suspects fled the scene. The wounded officer was stabilised on the scene by Emer-g-med medical response and transported to hospital.”

Some of the stolen goods were recovered.

The traumatised victims of the robbery were treated for minor injuries by the paramedics.

“David (Mokoena), you are in our prayers, and we pray for a speedy recovery. We salute you for your brave actions, and we thank you for your commitment and dedication.”

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Felicia Nkhwashu

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