Guard shoots robber during break-in

2012-06-25 12:44

Johannesburg - A female security guard shot and wounded a suspected tile thief who pretended to have a gun early on Monday morning, said Soweto police.

The woman was guarding a storeroom, behind Jabulani Mall, filled with construction materials, when two men broke in and allegedly tried to steal tiles, said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubele.

"When she saw them, she told them to stop, but one man pretended as if he had a gun," he said.

"Then the security guard pulled out her gun and shot at the suspect."

A 22-year-old man was wounded in the left leg. He was arrested and was under police guard in hospital.

As soon as he was discharged, he would appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on a theft charge.

Police were still searching for the other man.

Makhubele said the guard's gun had been confiscated and sent for ballistics testing.

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-06-25 12:46

    Should have aimed for his head

      Kala - 2012-06-25 12:50

      She should have emptied her magazine.

      procold2 - 2012-06-25 13:24

      great news, pity he didnt die now us tax payers are going to have to feed him

      ackwell - 2012-06-25 13:27

      No use aiming at his head because it is empty

      Nicholas - 2012-06-25 14:04

      A female security guard? what is the relevance of that? Had it been a male security guard would they have said ...shot by a male security guard?

      Blanco Ntini - 2013-10-28 08:13

      @Charles Dumbwin: Wow. Mostly white Christian keyboard lynch mobs are really active. The Klu Klux Klan Keyboard Kommando would be so proud.

  • rob.baggaley - 2012-06-25 12:54

    She will have to be transferred out now or else the other " poverty stricken " suspects will come back & kill her. Well done though.

  • Michaele - 2012-06-25 12:57

    Good for you girl!!

  • nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-25 12:58

    Good. Excellent news.

      Blanco Ntini - 2013-10-28 08:21

      Klu Klux Klan Keyboard Kommando would be so proud. Wipe out all tile thieves.

  • wesley.holm.5 - 2012-06-25 13:05

    hope his leg falls off

      ackwell - 2012-06-25 13:28

      Maybe he has a wooden leg

  • Phepishi - 2012-06-25 13:06

    At least he is not and will live to tell story: "Short by a woman"! what a coward

  • gee.raaf - 2012-06-25 13:10

    Bells for that woman!

      Blanco Ntini - 2013-10-28 08:36

      Ek sien die ou Vierkleur wapper. Klu Klux Klan Keyboard Kommando is so proud.

  • sandy.m.roman2 - 2012-06-25 13:20

    You rock girl!

      Blanco Ntini - 2013-10-28 08:39

      Guns for Girls. Barbies for Boys.

  • mzwakhe.mbhele - 2012-06-25 13:22

    Is there something i don't know maybe? why is her Gun taken for ballistics?

      Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2012-06-25 13:33

      amazing. security and police should be given the right to shoot to kill!!! why just injure, kill the bastards!!!

      richard.hipkin - 2012-06-25 13:34

      Standard procedure, nothing to worry about...

      Sagin - 2012-06-25 15:43

      Standard proceedure. Yes, but for how long does she have to do her job unprotected. its a dumb proceedure that leaves those on the right side of the law vulnerable to those who are not.

  • peter.ndamase - 2012-06-25 13:31

    That picture of a gun is disturbing.

  • Eddie - 2012-06-25 13:32

    What a load of crap! - Ballistic testing??? - Give the guard a medal and a fat cheque. Ed Golding.

      cosmic.tone.3 - 2012-06-25 13:37

      Agreed, why send in the gun for tests?, hope she gets issued with another one before the "friend" comes back.

  • Eddie - 2012-06-25 13:36

    A woman with BALLS - Wish the Government would get some! Ed Golding.

  • Johan De Beer - 2012-06-25 13:40

    Mooi so!

  • Sphiwe - 2012-06-25 13:42

    Thumbs up my sister..

  • Mart - 2012-06-25 13:42

    A huge 'up' to this security official. Criminals have the mindset that they are untouchable. I hope there is some serious damage to his leg and that he never be able to walk unassisted again. In fact this should become 'standard procedure' when arresting suspects. If you personally, and at least 1 credible witness are 80 % sure the offender is guilty.....smash a knee cap, and I mean smash it so that it cannot ever be repaired.!

      Blanco Ntini - 2013-10-28 08:31

      @Lungu: Red October invites you join them.

  • lunga.swelindawo.9 - 2012-06-25 13:46

    shoot to kill well done sister

  • Eddie - 2012-06-25 13:50

    This guard is a very good shot, and clever too. She knows that it is no use shooting them in the head. Ed Golding

  • Caiphus Molatelo Mahlaka - 2012-06-25 13:59

    If it was our men in blue he could have been dead by now,Cause to them arresting a thief who is alive is a problem

      Rory Neil Price - 2012-06-25 20:15

      If it was the men in Blue my friend they would've been bribed

  • Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-06-25 14:06

    Good for her! She deserves a pay raise and a nice holiday

  • Phillip du Plessis - 2012-06-25 14:15

    Give that girl a bells!!

  • millionwatts1 - 2012-06-25 14:34

    What ballistics? You know where the shot came from and why but you still wanna test? Other than leacving her vulnerable I think it puts unnecessary pressure on her.

  • justin.hall.355138 - 2012-06-25 15:31

    Where is this lady? I wanna give her bih hug! Pitty wasn't the head.

  • Hermann - 2012-06-25 15:59

    Yea the guard is now in terms of modern practice a suspect in attempted murder. Good for her and I hope next time round she eliminates on a permanent basis.

  • gailcarolynhayes - 2012-06-25 18:28

    WELL DONE LADY SECURITY COP. Shoot to disable thieves caught in the act , preferably for life.

      Blanco Ntini - 2013-10-28 08:25

      You sound like real Mother Hen :)

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-06-25 20:28

    Give that lady a Bells.

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