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Two robbers shot dead in Beacon Bay

Two suspected armed robbers were shot dead and one was injured during a shootout with Red Alert security personal at around 1am on Monday morning in Beacon Bay.


Red Alert Security’s Brett Harvey confirmed that the RA team was on its regular patrol when it noticed an armed robbery in progress in Bonza Bay Road.


It is believed that the alleged robbers opened fire at the security using handguns and automatic weapons fleeing the scene in a motor vehicle with the security in pursuit. Police were called for backup as shots continued during the chase.


The getaway vehicle was found on Stutterheim Road with a dead passenger. Two other suspects were found in an open bush in Beaconhurst Drive.


One man died on the scene and a fire arm was recovered. The other suspect was rushed to a hospital for gunshot wounds.


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