Bystander shoots robber in Sandton

2012-02-02 18:24

Johannesburg - A suspected house robber has been wounded in a shoot-out in Parkmore, Johannesburg, police said on Thursday.

Two others were arrested shortly after the 22:00 shooting on Wednesday, Captain Kym Cloete said.

The three apparently robbed a home and held three people at gunpoint before taking laptops, jewellery and other items.

While fleeing, a shoot-out ensued between the robbers and someone who saw what was happening. The witness was unhurt.

  • Andries - 2012-02-02 18:33

    He may very well be charged with attempted murder or of pointing a firearm or of firing a firearm in public. If he did not shoot, he can be charged with being an accomplish.

      Shonny - 2012-02-02 18:57

      very true Andries, the irony of his 'good deed' may have cost severely with the SA justice system.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-02-02 20:12

      Only if the police find just cause, if it is clear he acted within the law then no charges will be laid.. He appears to have acted within the law, no charges will be laid. Now, go grumble about the fact your hair is going grey.

  • Joanne Walker - 2012-02-02 18:36

    give that man a bottle of bells

      Lourens - 2012-02-02 19:44

      Or a case of J. Walker?

      Chloe - 2012-02-02 20:03

      Poor shots drink Johnny, real shots drink Jack Daniels . . . .

  • Ananias Ndlovu - 2012-02-02 18:39

    That was brave!

  • Tanzanite - 2012-02-02 18:39

    Mooi man! net jammer die rowers lewe nog...

      Chloe - 2012-02-02 20:19

      Stem saam, skiet tussen die oe, en skiet DOOD asb asb asb asb . . . .

  • Eduard - 2012-02-02 18:42

    well done!!!!

  • Shirley - 2012-02-02 18:47

    Good job!!!!! If the police wont help with crime then lets get some citizens to show them how its done!!!

  • ReunionofIntelligentMinds - 2012-02-02 18:56

    Pity he did not shoot to kill. Now the rubbish will have a field time with law suits because they are supurb in lies and most likely an attempted murder docket and use of firearm will be opened. We need more of these brave warriors.

      Sylvester Mohloli - 2012-02-02 20:07

      he just has to prove that his life and/or another person's, was in danger, and i'm sure the victims of the robbery are on his side, see? No sweat, lets just give this hero a bells :)

  • lindz.kok - 2012-02-02 19:00

    very proud of who ever he is, african justice for the people and sap for the criminals.

  • Justin Edgecomb - 2012-02-02 19:39

    Fantastic. This is what I like to hear!!!!!!

  • Alexandre - 2012-02-02 20:08

    Thats insane.Crazy brave.This guy a cowboy or what?Pistol in the hip and all.He might actually be arrested if they were fleeing and presented no threat.1st world like laws,in a third world country..Pistoleers all around.Welcome to Rambo Nation

      Steenbra - 2012-02-02 20:13

      I 'd like to know from if you were being robbed what you would expect from Joe public witnessing a crime against you..

      Alexandre - 2012-02-02 20:23

      By instinct i would expect him to shoot,or maybe get the gun from his holster and shoot the robbers myself because i would be pissed beyond my mind,bt it will probably be a stupid idea i would live to regret.We have to be pragmatic.He is going to get in trouble i tell you.He is a brave one shooting it out like that with fleeing robbers though.

      ArchAngel - 2012-02-03 11:53

      @Alexandre: had some trouble understanding if you were for or against his actions. We need MORE ARMED CITIZENS using their firearms to STOP CRIME.

  • lynette.hugo - 2012-02-02 20:27


  • Alexandre - 2012-02-02 21:56

    Yeah well,I try to be the voice of reason and I get 8 thumbs down.Unfortunately the law doesnt always work the way it should.Unfortunately he might have to face the law.

  • flysouth - 2012-02-03 09:28

    The pigs are always on the side of the 'victim' in cases like this - their job is to find reasons to prosecute the shooter! Unless the shooter can show that his life, or the life of another person, was clearly in danger from the robbers he will be charged and his weapon confiscated. In this case, the cops would probably say that if the shooter shot first as the robbers were fleeing, he will be charged. I know someone however who, when the cops said he must come with them to the cop-shop after he had shot and wounded a robber in his home, he simply pointed out that he still had 13 rounds left in the clip, and he would not be going anywhere - he has heard nothing further to this day. My own view is that you shoot anyone you may find in your home who should not be there - and that includes shooting them as they try to leave - that is to make sure they do not try it again! The law is an ass.

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