Robber dies in shoot-out with cop

2012-01-20 16:13
Durban - A robber was killed and another was wounded in a shoot-out with an off-duty police constable in Newdawn Park, Newlands, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

Three armed men robbed a 62-year-old woman at her home in Newdawn Park on Thursday. They held her up in her lounge and demanded money and the keys to the safe, said Captain Thulani Zwane.

"They locked her up with her son and daughter in the bathroom before ransacking the house," he said.

The family alerted an off-duty policeman living in their outbuilding.

"As he approached the house, he was shot in the chest and he returned fire," said Zwane. The men fled.

"We found one of the men lying dead in a road in the vicinity and the other was rendered immobile by his injuries," he said. It was not known if the third robber was wounded.

Police seized a pistol, four cellphones, and a computer.

"The wounded policeman, who is in his early 30s, was admitted to hospital and stabilised," Zwane said.

Read more on:    durban

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. 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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Meet instagram star, Pumpkin the racoon

With 300 000 followers and growing Pumpkin is winning over the internet!



The cats that cost R35 000
Miley Cyrus can’t get enough of her new puppy
13 guilty pets
Meet SA's top poacher-catcher

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

Plant some seeds. Your innovative mind is on fire and your ingenious ideas may just be the seeds for future projects. You may more

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


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 network.


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.