Robber dies in shoot-out with police

2012-08-05 20:54

Johannesburg - A robber has died in a shoot-out with police in Villeria, Pretoria, while trying to make his getaway after holding up a supermarket owner, police said on Sunday.

The man and an accomplice took a substantial amount of cash and cellphones in the robbery on Saturday, said Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

"While fleeing from the scene, they fired a shot and took a security guard's firearm," he said.

"They jumped into a getaway vehicle, a Volkswagen Golf. A high speed chase by the police and security guards then ensued.

"As police caught up with them, several shots were fired at the police. Police returned fire and seriously wounded one suspect who later died."

Dlamini said the second robber was arrested, and that three firearms, including the guard's, were seized. Everything stolen from the supermarket was recovered.

The getaway car was impounded, as it was thought to have been stolen, he said.

  • amanda.strydom.7 - 2012-08-05 21:19

    LEKKER! nog een stuk gemors minder. Nice job SAPS!

  • phillys.winterbottom - 2012-08-05 21:30

    shoot the other piece of dog turd as well.

  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2012-08-05 21:40

    Good work!!!

  • africanwolf - 2012-08-05 21:55

    I am sure these robbers ,were some of the guys the president pardoned lately.

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-08-05 22:26

    Good riddance to scum that won't earn a living from the sweat of his brow just like every other honest human being

  • Chantelle Melissa Stimie - 2012-08-05 22:55

    I would like to point out that the get away car was pretty lame! ha ha ha

  • tommo.too - 2012-08-05 23:24

    And now a life behind bars. That is if they are not members of the ANC...

  • daniel.v.wyk - 2012-08-06 00:09

    Good job, skiet d bliksems wat steel!

  • byron.pienaar - 2012-08-06 04:35

    Nice SAPS, only justice you guys get is when you kill the scum while the crime is process. Pity the other prick got off easy. You guys put your lives on the line, and I commend you for your bravery. Corrupt police always overshadows the police that do the hard work and believe they make a difference.

  • tshandazenzile - 2012-08-06 04:35

    At least they still remember what Bheki Cele to them.

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  • Koos - 2012-08-06 07:35

    SOME GOOD NEWS! Nice, we do not need more criminals behind bars. Good job.

  • Nondumiso Nana Malaka - 2012-08-06 08:01

    wow that is great news,they should have killed all of them,we work hard for our money,cars etc and they just want to come and claim what does'nt belong to them, a big thank you to SAPS u deserve to get a good bonus......

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  • Werner van Deventer - 2012-08-06 09:15

    OO YES! Harold you are such a retard on this forum,how can you think that any non believers will end up robbing and raping? I'm an athiest and most of my friends are athiests too and we don't commit any crimes. Maybe I should generalise as well and claim that anyone who always starts their comments with oo yes is a freakin stupid person.

  • mart.botha - 2012-08-06 09:45

    We must bloody well celebrate this as though it is another Olympic Gold Medal. The crims need to understand that we have no love for them...and that every single one of them that is despatched makes the future a bit brighter for the innocents.

  • Werner van Deventer - 2012-08-06 10:03

    You should learn to spell because illiterate man is stupid man

  • darryl.parkinson.50 - 2012-08-06 10:52

    Get your facts straight News24 - this happened in Rietfontein and the dude was dead on the scene. We have witnesses you numbskulls

  • charles.stjthomson - 2012-08-06 11:02

    Well done Villeria Cops! Makes us who live this side of the boerewors curtain feel much safer!

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  • giacomo.bondesio - 2012-08-06 11:52

    Not true. Get the right story.

  • don.quioxte.3 - 2012-08-06 13:38

    Yippee kaiyay MF's

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