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Manhunt for Cullinan lodge robbers

2011-02-16 14:44

Pretoria - Police launched a manhunt on Wednesday for four men who cut a 66-year-old man's ear and also shot another during a robbery at a lodge in Cullinan.

"They haven't been arrested yet but we are searching for them and following up on leads," said spokesperson Johannes Jafta.

The man was sitting with two employees at the Wilde Sering lodge on Saturday evening when he heard the dogs bark and went out to investigate. He was then confronted by two armed men who took him back into the lodge, tied him up and assaulted him, said Jafta.

His 56-year-old wife arrived a while later at the lodge and was also tied up and assaulted.

Ear cut

The four accomplices then demanded the keys to the safe from the lodge owner and when the man refused, the robbers cut one of his ears.

They then ransacked the lodge and stole appliances and cellphones and sped off.

The lodge owner phoned his son-in-law, who is in his 30s, who responded and spotted a white Volkswagen Jetta with four occupants near the lodge.

The son-in-law gave chase and drove into the Jetta, causing one of its doors to fall off.

The robbers retaliated by firing shots at the man, wounding him in the lower abdomen.

He was still recovering in hospital on Wednesday, said Jafta.

The lodge owner, his wife and the employees were treated in hospital before being discharged. He received stitches to his ear.

Anyone with information on the robbery can call Captain Tselana on 082 8227014.

Comments
  • Felix - 2011-02-16 15:09

    Get this scum out of our society! Vang hulle Tselana...

  • G.du Plessis - 2011-02-16 15:34

    These men are not human judging from their behaviour. Other countries don't have these sub-humans.

      cerberusr6 - 2011-02-16 16:33

      are you sure?

  • Grant - 2011-02-16 17:52

    Question: Supposing I witness a man attempting to hijack somebody (gun to the head and all), and I decided to do something about it, and rammed my car into him...thereby protecting the driver and killing the hijacker... Would I have any DEFENCE? I'm effectively intentionally killing somebody, and its not SELF-defence. Any idea where I would stand?

      adw - 2011-02-16 19:17

      In the s##t

      Chillipeppa - 2011-07-22 11:49

      Exactly Grant, if you shoot an armed robber dead in your house, the cops will automatically open a murder case and officially charge you with murder. It will cost many thousands in legal fees to defend yourself from Cele and the law! Effectively they see this as an easier way to beef up their "successful Prosecutions" stats especially when it results in a "murder conviction after an armed robbery" if you dont have the money to defend yourself when the full might of the law is brought down on your head. South African law has proved over and over it is not whether you are innocent but whether you are "legal" enough.

  • cruise_fly - 2011-07-21 23:10

    Pretoria police can only apprehend whites in seconds, that stick stickers on road signs, that to them is a bigger crime that trying to catching black robbers with guns trying to kill people. Our police are a joke!!!

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