Robber caught after shoot-out

2012-08-22 16:58

Johannesburg - A 29-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday morning after a robbery in Hercules, Pretoria, police said.

A security guard was held at gunpoint by three men who took two money boxes he was carrying in Van Der Hoff Street, Captain Pinky Tsinyane said.

A second guard waiting in a vehicle came to his colleague's assistance and a shoot-out ensued.

One of the robbers was wounded, said Tsinyane. The other two fled in a car.

Tsinyane said the wounded man was taken to hospital under police guard. A 9mm pistol was found on the scene.

The arrested man would appear soon in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.