guneNCA reports that an on-duty North West police officer stationed at the Hartbeesfontein police station was killed on Thursday while responding to a business burglary alarm at a local bank in the town.  

Upon arrival at the scene, the member and his colleague were shot at by unknown assailants, resulting in the fatal shooting of the constable.  The other member returned fire resulting in the assailants fleeing the scene in a security company vehicle which they had earlier robbed from the security guard who arrived on the scene before the police.

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