US tourist shot by robbers in Cape Town

US tourist shot by robbers in Cape Town

The police in the Western Cape have launched a manhunt for an unknown number of suspect who shot and wounded an American tourist over the weekend.

Crime scene

The 55-year-old man was robbbed of his belongings in Nyanga on Friday afternoon.

It is understood the suspect was on his way to the hotel when he was attacked.

He was robbed of his personal belongings, documents and clothing.

"A case of attempted murder and robbery with a firearm was registered at Mowbray. He was transferred to a medical facility which falls under  Mowbray Police Precinct and will be transferred to Nyanga for further investigation," said the Western Cape police's FC van Wyk. 

"No arrest as yet investigation continues, motive is robbery. Further investigation will be by the Provincial Detectives Serious and Violent Crimes."


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