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Security guards shoot fleeing robber

2012-09-04 20:39

Johannesburg - A man was shot and wounded on Tuesday while fleeing from security guards after a housebreaking in Alberton, south of Johannesburg, Gauteng police said.

The guards were responding to an alarm in Dreyer Street, South Crest, when they spotted a man forcing his way out of a house by breaking the kitchen window, Captain Pinky Tsinyane said. "He was carrying a bag with him when he tried to escape."

The guards shot him after he ignored their order to stop running. A portable radio and jewellery box containing bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, worth about R5 000, were found in his possession.

The 30-year-old man was taken to a local hospital.

He was expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court soon.

Comments
  • fussed.anderson - 2012-09-05 07:24

    Need more practice in the shooting area

  • Hemlock - 2012-09-05 08:22

    Well done to the security guards. Nice job guys :o)

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  • Pieter Redelinghuys - 2013-09-05 20:28

    The guards shot him after he ignored their order to stop running !!!!!!! IS THIS NOW ACCEPTABLE NORME FOR ALL FUTURE ACTIONS ON RUNNING AWAY ROBBERS ??? BECAUES I AM SURE THE ROBBER WAS NOT RUNNING TOWARDS THE SECURTY GUARDS !!!!

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