An off duty police officer was shot and wounded while trying to prevent a robbery in the Cair district of Skopje.

The incident happened this afternoon around 17h, when the officer, identified by his initials as J.J. witnessed the robbery attempt. He tried to stop the two robbers, but they fired at him, hitting him in the arm. The officer was rushed to hospital for treatment.

Cair is one of the most lawless parts of the capital.