Cornered robber shoots self, cops say

2011-12-05 17:18

Pretoria - An armed robber killed himself after he was cornered by police in the Pretoria city centre on Monday, police said,

He was one of three men who robbed a motor spares business on the corner of Bloed and Prinsloo streets, Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou said.

The three armed men demanded money and customers' cell phones but an employee pressed a panic button and police arrived.

"When the suspects were surprised by the presence of the police, two of the three suspects surrendered and the third turned his gun on himself."

He was declared dead by paramedics at the scene.

The other two men would appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court soon.

  • Ray - 2011-12-05 17:50

    Give that man a Bell's

      George - 2011-12-05 17:59

      Give him another round

  • mundu.olewega - 2011-12-05 17:51

    Now THATS a good gook !! saves the tax payer a lot of money.

  • Mzamo - 2011-12-05 17:51

    Well done for shooting yourself bloody robber!! Why you didn't advise the rest to do the same?

  • George - 2011-12-05 17:59

    They may have missed, He was the best shot there

  • Gareth - 2011-12-05 18:12

    Glad no one was hurt

      George - 2011-12-05 20:32

      Only the guy that shot himself

  • Wes - 2011-12-05 19:00

    That was brave not like our money guzzling wannabees steal but to scared to go to prison

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2011-12-05 19:18

    Well done to the suicide dude. You done the right thing. Wish your buddies had followed your sterling example.

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