Man trying to steal golf estate's cables shot

2012-09-18 13:08

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Johannesburg - Security guards shot and wounded a man who was trying to steal electric cables at a golf estate in Waterkloof, Pretoria, paramedics said on Tuesday.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said the man was found lying in a field inside the golf estate with a wound to the chest on Tuesday morning.

She said three men had tried to steal electric cables from the golf estate on Monday night. They fled when they saw the security guards, but one of them was shot.

He was found unconscious on the grounds on Tuesday morning.

Paramedics treated the man for blood loss before taking him to hospital.

The area's electricity supply was temporarily affected.

On Monday, parts of Roodepoort were without power after cable theft left a man dead, and a sub-station in flames.

- An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the incident took place in Irene and the electricity supply was unaffected, but it was at Waterkloof Golf Club and there was an electricity disruption.

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