Robbers who fired at couple arrested

2012-05-17 07:53

Durban - Two robbers who wounded a Hibberdene couple were arrested on Wednesday afternoon, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Colonel Jay Naicker said Martin and Arlene Smith caught the two breaking into their home on Wednesday afternoon. One of the robbers opened fire on the couple.

"Mrs Smith sustained a gunshot wound to her left leg, while her husband sustained a gunshot wound to his head," said Naicker.

The men took the couple's bakkie, but abandoned it when it stalled. They were caught while running away.

"It was then established that the suspects had also broken into a fisherman's bakkie [on Wednesday] and stolen his money and clothing," Naicker said.

The two, both aged 23, faced charges of attempted murder, hijacking, armed robbery and housebreaking, he said.

  • Hudayfah - 2012-05-17 08:14

    23 . . .so young and they have killing instincts. Such a shame.

      Jack - 2012-05-17 08:26

      That's actually quite old with regards to SA standards

      Wandile UBhodwe-RoofCleaner Vezi - 2012-05-17 08:41

      its all the stupidity and lack of humanity

  • Andre - 2012-05-17 08:20

    Punishment for crime is not harsh enough in South Africa, and that is why it will never decrease!

      Wandile UBhodwe-RoofCleaner Vezi - 2012-05-17 08:44

      i agree with u Andre! if the prison system can be changed these fools wuld learn a lesson in jail rather than coming out like they were in skul of learning more crime tactics

  • James - 2012-05-17 08:26

    bring back the death penalty!!!

      Wally Walters - 2012-05-17 08:31

      were they not set free on freedomday by zuma for good behavior. I wonder

      richard.hipkin - 2012-05-17 09:16

      No they weren't..

  • mike.clery - 2012-05-17 08:26

    That headline seriously downplays the crime. They did a bit more than "fired at couple" - they shot both of them, the man in the head!

      Jack - 2012-05-17 08:38

      Agreed...Should read “Cosatu/ancyl youths shoot law abiding husband and wife.”

      richard.hipkin - 2012-05-17 09:17

      Ag Jack, really... simpleton.

      Jack - 2012-05-17 09:37

      @kensong...:"barbaric act" is what i call gate crashing a legal peaceful DA march by throwing rocks and hurting innocent people, after which the savage party calls the hostility justified. Can only conclude the same crowd is also involved in rape, robbery, farm murders, extortion, hijackings, corruption, arson....the list goes on and on.

      smakuwa - 2012-05-17 10:38

      you are out of line why are you mixing issue

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-05-17 08:39

    South Africa is so safe... The prez said so.

  • Wandile UBhodwe-RoofCleaner Vezi - 2012-05-17 08:40

    bloooooody animals they must rout in jail, Thanx God elders survived this barbaric act! *NXA**!!! a job well dun 2da S.A.P.S!

  • Jacqui - 2012-05-17 10:57

    Never mind, they will be hungry and unemployed and they just found the gun somewhere. Don't forget, they are victims of apartheid, or something like that. Zuma will give them amnesty and a pat on the back and send them on their merry way..

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