Robber killed after high speed chase

2011-12-17 08:12

Johannesburg - A suspected robber died and other injured after their car overturned on the N1 highway on Saturday, Gauteng police said.

Captain Pinky Tsinyane said the two travelling in a Navara bakkie allegedly robbed a business in Bronkhorstspruit east of Pretoria.

The police spotted the bakkie on the N1 north, at around 03:00, they pulled it down but it sped-off, a high speed chase ensued, she said. The passenger in the bakkie started shooting at the police when they caught up with the bakkie, the police returned fire.

"The bakkie then crashed into the barrier dividing the highway, and one robber was found dead and the other injured," she said.

"It is not clear whether he died because of the accident or he was shot dead," Tsinyane said from the scene.

She said the injured man was taken to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria.

  • Zion - 2011-12-17 08:20

    A narra one, A narra one, A narra one bites the dust.

      Ibhubesi - 2011-12-17 09:35

      Zion you should have added a narre one, a narra one in a na varra, bites the dust!

      Ibhubesi - 2011-12-17 09:42

      We are joking about these things because we have police commissioners involved in crime and corruption. Something is very wrong here and us the citizens are paying the price for it.

      Yurak - 2011-12-17 09:48

      Why didnt the police shoot the survivor as well, I wouldnt complain, the piece of sh-t wanted to kill a cop, If we can't get the death penalty re-instated then I say the next best thing is for the cops to do it before they lawyer up. Just like in the Judge Dredd comics. BUT, yes I know, then we would need cops resistant to coruption, etc.....

      Demetrius.Syriopoulos - 2011-12-17 09:54

      Ibhudesi, are you sad about the fact that the police killed a person shooting at them? i am aslo sad that the didn't kill the other one as well. as horrible as it may sound, it is acctualy a blessing. 1 less criminal to be on the lookoyt for.

      Chloe - 2011-12-17 10:37

      Should get a narra 30, everyday . Could help the crime stats ...

      goyougoodthing - 2011-12-17 12:30

      Who is paying for the hospital? Should send him to jail

  • Larry - 2011-12-17 08:20

    Good one.

  • Craig - 2011-12-17 08:21

    Can News 24 not find suitable people to writer your stories for you, always errors and poor script !!!!!!!!!

      George - 2011-12-17 08:34

      "writer" your stories???? ehhh doff

      Smanga Zwane - 2011-12-17 08:38

      Your English is also a bit off the mark....

      Ibhubesi - 2011-12-17 08:49

      Shane on all off you. No sooner is day of rekonsilliation over and you attak a man for his gammer and spellling! Who kares about the grammer as long as we get juicy stories of robbers and cops!

      goyougoodthing - 2011-12-17 12:29

      Ibu the person is a journalist ffs, they get paid to write. If their grammar and subbies are not up to the task then why are they being paid?

      Gail - 2011-12-18 11:55

      You know when one is teaching someone whose first language is not your own and they are also using technology which they believe will correct their mistakes for them, it is necessary to point out their errors however it should be done in as encouraging a manner as possible otherwise they will just end up giving up. Many 2nd language speakers of English have every right to be confused by our grammar and spelling and need help not negativity, respect not derision.

  • colin.dovey - 2011-12-17 08:24

    "Pulled it down, but it sped-off" - the new English?

      Lodewyk - 2011-12-17 12:10

      Peter, that's an unnecessary racist comment! Get with the program dude!

      Zion - 2011-12-17 13:56

      In many cases such as this one "pulled it down" is a direct translation from Afrikaans and it crops up often. "Afgetrek" Almost like in Brooks.

      Gail - 2011-12-18 11:58

      Language and in particular English is ever evolving! Just look at Mixit speak and SMS's.

      Gail - 2011-12-18 12:01

      I have a particular pet hate phrase from Afrikaans to English. It's when they say in Afrikaans Die oorledenes is van die water opgepik. I honestly don't know why it annoys me but I always expect them to say opgetel instead.

  • Ian - 2011-12-17 08:35

    good one, pity about the injured one, now we have to feed the bastard

      Thozi - 2011-12-17 09:29

      Exactly! You take a chance at robbing, there should only be two results: either you succeed or you get killed. I prefer the latter - a harmless rober is a dead robber - finish and klaar!

      Peter - 2011-12-17 09:48

      Maybe they should be given a warning, no live ones to be brought back to the station

  • Jamie - 2011-12-17 08:43

    "not clear whether he died because of the accident or he was shot dead" - and the 7 bullet wounds in his head and 10 in his body didn't provide any clues ?

      Peter - 2011-12-17 09:49

      Worst case of attempted suicide I have seen for a long time

  • Anthony - 2011-12-17 08:45

    if you find big bullet hole in body then he was shot?????????

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-12-17 19:07

      It could be a hole wher his brain escaped at birth, but I doubt it didnt have a brain at birth like Loretta Brigden.

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  • braamc - 2011-12-17 09:01

    Some good news for a change

  • Paul - 2011-12-17 09:06


  • Peter - 2011-12-17 09:43

    Well done police hangem high and they cannot do it again congratulations on a job well done

  • jacques.spangenberg - 2011-12-17 10:01

    Beautifull , some good news at last , pitty about the bad guy that survived.

  • Ben - 2011-12-17 11:09

    This must be what they mean by: cruel but kind.

  • Albert - 2011-12-17 11:30

    The cop saved him from jailtime.You have to be cruel to be kind sometime.

  • Dale - 2011-12-17 11:55

    good!!! sick of you people!

  • Lodewyk - 2011-12-17 12:08

    Good riddance!!

  • frikkie.botes - 2011-12-17 12:09

    What has it got to do with how he died? he is dead and crime will be one incident less this festive season.

  • Mart - 2011-12-17 12:13

    The message to criminals must be driven home in huge doses and around the clock..... 24/7. Society must reject those that choose criminality and impose restrictions on their human rights, make them unwelcome in our midst and censure those that harbour these mutants....if we don't, no one else will.

  • gcshrimpton - 2011-12-17 15:03

    Well done to the men in blue. Thank you for taking another one out.

  • Piet - 2011-12-17 16:30

    My condolenes to the bakkie.

      willbeonekenobi - 2011-12-18 11:08

      mine too

  • jerry.pres - 2011-12-17 18:10

    Why he was taken to hospital, one bulet should be just fine

  • Alan - 2011-12-17 18:24

    Who cares how he died he is dead.. one less!

  • Gail - 2011-12-18 11:44

    Well done SAPS! Another one bites the dust! You are the champions and there are two less crooks to break free! I like this.

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