Robber killed in Soweto

2012-11-27 11:48

Johannesburg - A man was shot and killed after he robbed a woman at gunpoint of about R20 000 in cash in Soweto, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.

He was one of two men who robbed the woman of her handbag at a supermarket in Dobsonville, said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

"The woman was on her way to pay for an order of some stock for her business when she was robbed," said Makhubela.

A passerby who witnessed the robbery was shot in the upper body after he tried to rescue the woman.

He was rushed by ambulance to hospital where he was reported to be in a critical condition.
The robbers fled the scene on foot.

Police were alerted to the incident by another witness who spotted their vehicle passing by. He gave police the description of the robbers and the direction they took after the robbery.

A manhunt was launched and the men were seen walking in Doornklop Cemetery.

A gunfight ensued between the police and the robbers and one of the robbers was shot and killed. The other robber managed to escape.

A stolen handbag and an unlicensed firearm were found.

Cases of attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm were being investigated.

An inquest docket was also opened.

  • teeas.runx - 2012-11-27 11:57

    Well done SAPS, this is the right thing to do to these robbers

      luther.kingsley.5 - 2012-11-27 12:24

      SAPS need to kill about 5mil criminals a year to stay ahead of the game... quite sick to see how many people in our society are human trash not worthy of the air they breathe.

      patson.nedzamba - 2012-11-27 12:24

      Yeahh, we are one criminal down. Wishing speedy recovery to the brave witness. - 2012-11-27 12:45

      Yes !! Settle these matters OUT OF COURT .... even if it is a 'one sided settlement' Well done I like!! Pity most criminals do not have internet access to read these comments!

  • thoka.mphoka - 2012-11-27 11:59

    Another one bites the dust!!!

      Havokreeka - 2012-11-27 12:03

      I must say, I'm impressed with the amount of criminals getting shot these days. SAPS must keep up the good work.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-11-27 12:01

    Good! One less piece of filth on the streets! Pity they didnt shoot his accomplice too!

  • godesha - 2012-11-27 12:16

    Good, this is the only way to deal with criminals.

  • Andrew Marriott - 2012-11-27 12:26

    Well done SAPS! Take out the trash, saved the tax payer in court fees, imagine he was captured? this sounds like someone gave a tip off about the cash transit...

  • DJPotifar - 2012-11-27 12:29

    The SAPS is upping their game. Well done!

  • scholesss - 2012-11-27 12:48


      maphumulo.m - 2012-11-27 15:50

      lol.. What's R.I.P?? "Rot-In-Pieces"? Ahh, that's great!

  • Dakalo Tshisikule - 2012-11-27 12:55

    thanks SAPS kill them all

  • bheki.dladla.756 - 2012-11-27 13:04

    Cops, aJob well done or maybe i should rather say a short well taken.

  • lulama - 2012-11-27 13:23

    Nice...police are just 'cleaning' the house these days. Keep it up boys.

  • nigel.burgess.334 - 2012-11-27 13:24

    Well done. Good news.

  • Snazy.mntuwomntu - 2012-11-27 13:50

    Wishing the witness speedy recovering...

  • tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-11-27 13:54

    visible policing is the only solution to this problem (crime), wish we can see more everywhere, how i miss Bheki Cele

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-11-27 14:27

    Another one bites the dust.

  • Maude - 2012-11-27 15:29

    i too mis bheki cele by saying shoot to kill boys, we are sic and tired of this bastard

  • letsallbefriendsdammit - 2012-11-27 15:38

    I just hope the guy who tried to intervene recovers! But jeez, how many of these shootouts seem to be happening lately?? I'd gladly chip in for some course for some elite snipers or something.. take out every single robber, every single time.

  • flysouth - 2012-11-27 16:02

    Applause from me - loud applause! When enough scum has been removed, perhaps then the rest will finally get the message - but the removals must continue - FOR ALL TIME with no let-up!

  • mashavha - 2012-11-27 18:27

    Shoot to kill at its best,Bheki Cele must be a happy man wherever he is

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