Car guard, 69, shot dead by robber

2014-02-14 10:34
(File)

(File) (Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A 69-year-old car guard who was shot when he and his daughter prevented robbers from escaping has died, Gauteng police said on Friday.

"He had not recovered and died in hospital on Wednesday," said spokesperson Captain Joep Joubert.

On Monday, the father-and-daughter car guard team prevented robbers from getting away with their loot on the East Rand.

The two were shot and wounded when they confronted two robbers in Brakpan. The woman was shot twice in the stomach and her father was shot once, also in the stomach.

The 69-year-old man and his daughter, in her forties, managed to prevent the men from taking the cash after they robbed a man in front of a bank in Voortrekker Street.

A 32-year-old man was going to deposit work money when two armed men confronted him.

One man grabbed the black carry bag containing the money and ran towards the parking area at the back of the bank. The two car guards tried to stop them.

The two dropped the bag, got into a getaway car and sped off with three other accomplices.

Read more on:    johannesburg

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
31 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/South Africa
Traffic Alerts
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Create a strong focal point to keep you anchored in reality as there is a strong tendency to get carried away with too many...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.