Robber suspect identified by teeth

2012-07-06 11:32
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Johannesburg - A court has heard how a Pretoria man was shot four times by armed robbers at his home in Mooiplaats, east of the city, and still managed to save his daughter and wife.

Marco del Fabbro testified in court how he was shot on the night of 18 November 2010 and still managed to pull his 2-year-old daughter to safety, Beeld reported.

He then went back to save his wife, who was shot in the toe.

Four men - David Masemola, Sebaba Talane, Bongani Joseph Maledi and Kias Bapelo - are on trial on charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances and three charges of attempted murder. They pleaded not guilty.

But Del Fabbro testified how he was able to identify Maledi during an ID parade.

“He acted as the leader, the one who came through the window shooting. He had unusual teeth with a lot of gold in them.”

To ensure he got the right suspect, Del Fabbro asked all those in the line-up to open their mouths.

“The moment I saw the accused’s teeth, I knew it was him,” testified Del Fabbro.

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