Robber shot dead, accomplices on the run

2012-04-20 21:49

Johannesburg - A man was shot and killed during a house robbery in George, police said on Friday.

Captain Bernadine Steyn said the house owners, a 57-year-old man and his wife, 54, heard a noise at about 01:00 on Friday.

"The husband took his .357 magnum revolver and unlocked the bedroom door to investigate."

He was attacked and shot in the arm by the robbers while his wife was also assaulted.

Police found one of the robbers dead outside the house with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Steyn said it was still unclear how many robbers there were. Police were trying to establish who shot the man.

"A case of murder and house robbery will be investigated," Steyn said.

She said the .357 magnum revolver was missing and it was unclear if other items were also taken from the house.

The couple were taken to hospital; both were in a serious but stable condition.

  • Msika - 2012-04-20 22:06

    Give who ever that shot the criminal a Bells. Wish the couples speedy recovery.

  • tshivhombelaf - 2012-04-20 22:15

    What a criminals doomsday is today!

  • Jayson - 2012-04-20 22:19

    Sketchy details 24???

  • ArchAngel - 2012-04-21 08:17


  • Francois Steyl - 2012-04-21 12:05

    This sounds like suicide to me. It was definitely NOT the house owner. Case closed. :-)

  • Will - 2012-04-21 19:55

    Why doesn't "news" organizations in RSA give a description of suspects? Perhaps someone could assist in identifying them. It's become very rare in the US as well. Wonder why?

  • dan.moore.12532 - 2013-02-18 08:22

    Chris is right. If your laws in South Africa require you to shoot a criminal in your home, the police told me as a kid that is you kill someone on your property outside put a steak knife in their hand. The cops will know the truth but look the other way. Fernando aka TheModernSurvivalist on youtube has great tips on survival and crime he survived the econ collapse of Argentina. I own a .357 but it only shoots 6-7 shots get a high capacity semi auto with 17 round clip like a glock 17 or 19. Take back SA from the savages.

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