US tourist robbed and shot near Gautrain station

2010-07-01 07:58

An American tourist was shot in a robbery in Sandton after stepping

off the Gautrain to start his holiday in South Africa.

Lieutenant Colonel Leon Engelbrecht, from the police’s World Cup

National Joint Operations Centre, said 35-year-old David Bueche was assaulted

and shot in the arm after getting off the Gautrain at Marlboro Station on

Wednesday night just after 9pm.

“He was walking in Northway Street from the Gautrain station to a

backpackers lodge,” said Engelbrecht. “He was assaulted, shot and robbed by four

men in an unknown vehicle.”

Bueche arrived in the country at OR Tambo International Airport on

Wednesday night and took the Gautrain to Marlboro Station.

He was taken to the Sunninghill Clinic and was in a stable


“He is here on holiday and not for the World Cup,” said


No arrests have been made.

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