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Robber suspect identified by teeth

2012-07-06 11:32

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.

Comments
  • al.chemist.7106 - 2012-07-06 11:42

    Smile so i can see you

      gareth.perkins.52 - 2012-07-06 11:46

      HA HA HA LOL

  • gieljam.gomtor - 2012-07-06 12:04

    Hey with this type of identification forensic experts aren't needed and wont have a job soon .That is to say if there is still any left here.

  • tednhet - 2012-07-06 12:05

    Hope they get the gold Finger

  • Michael - 2012-07-06 12:34

    hang em..the only way to teach lawless racists like this group is to hang em...and put the fear of death in all criminals.

  • Sonnyjakes - 2012-07-06 12:58

    Die manne met die tande! Lol

  • Shirley Van Heerden - 2012-07-06 13:10

    Al daai bling my bru, nous jy in jou MOE..... :). One for the good guys. Smile, your on candid camera

  • lizette.wilsenach - 2012-07-06 13:23

    Even so they might still go free. Two men who was caught red handed by the police with my fathers tools on them, went to trail but the case was thrown out of court!

  • jacqui.grigg - 2012-07-25 08:32

    mmmmmmm.....I wonder if this David Masemola is related to Jonas Masemola who was involved in the shooting of Jannie Fourie. Both of them involved in violent armed robberies. What are the odds? But then a again, if Piet van der Merwe gets a speeding ticket and so does Koos van der Merwe, does that mean they are related? Guess not.

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