Two suspected robbers have been killed in apparent mob justice in Erasmia‚ Pretoria.

Police spokesman Captain Kay Makhubele said that members of Erasmia community in Pretoria had chased four suspected robbers after breaking and entry at a house in the area on Friday night.

Two out of the four suspects were apprehended by residents and beaten to death while the other two had narrowly escaped the same fate‚ Captain Makhubele said.

While attempting to flee the area, the suspects had fired random shots‚ wounding two community members‚ he added.

The two members of the community that were wounded in the process were rushed to the hospital and are receiving treatment

Police recovered a firearm and some case‚ Makhubele said.

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