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Bullets fly as gunmen exchange fire with guards escorting bread truck in Cape Town

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Cape Town police are investigating an attempted murder case after a shoot-out between security guards and gunmen who tried to hijack a bakery truck.

Simcelile Lungu (45) was on his way to the shops in Browns Farm, Cape Town, on Tuesday morning when he heard gunshots.

“I ran into a yard to hide, and when I came out there were many people in the street,” he said.

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“That’s when I heard there had been an attempted hijacking.”

Lungiswa Komanisi (39) was doing her washing when she heard the loud gunshots.

“I ran for my life. People lose their lives when hit by stray gunshots.”

She said such incidents push useful people away from the area.

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“We won’t be surprised if the bakery truck stops delivering bread here,” she said.

“It will be a problem for us because we’ll be forced to travel far to get bread.”

Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said a case of attempted murder was reported after a shoot-out between security guards and five suspects in Browns Farm, Philippi.

Said Rwexana: “According to information received, the security guards were escorting a bakery delivery truck in the area.

“And while standing at a shop the guards saw five armed suspects approaching and shot back at them when they opened fire. No one was injured, but the back of the guard’s vehicle was badly damaged.”

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Police have asked anyone who might have information about the skollies’ idenities to contact Nyanga police on 021 380 3320, 082 649 2470 or phone CrimeStop on 08600 10111.

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