Bystander shoots, wounds armed robber in Joburg

2015-09-10 19:26
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Johannesburg - A bystander, who witnessed a robbery taking place on Witkoppen Road, shot and wounded one of the attackers, Gauteng police said.

Two people who were on their way to buy a car on Thursday, were robbed near the McDonald's on Witkoppen Road, Honeydew police spokesperson Warrant Officer Daniel Mavimbela said.

The two had gone to a bank to withdraw cash and were on their way to a car dealer near the Waterford Centre. Douglasdale, when they were held up by three armed men.

The robbers has stopped them in the road, and not at the McDonald's as earlier reported.

A bystander, who was watching the incident unfold, fired shots wounding a 27-year-old suspect.

The bystander also shot at the VW Polo the suspects were allegedly travelling in. They managed to flee the scene in a white BMW, but abandoned it and hijacked another vehicle on Witkoppen Road, which was later also abandoned.

Police were on the hunt for the suspects on Thursday afternoon.

Mavimbela stressed that reports that the McDonald's was robbed were "very incorrect". The car dealer is in a complex across from the fast food outlet.

The couple's money - reportedly R45 000 - had not been recovered yet.

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