Sowetan pair held for house robbery

2012-02-15 18:59

Johannesburg - Two suspected house robbers were arrested in Jabulani, Soweto on Wednesday, police said.

They were cornered in a street around 14:00 after police received a tip-off that five men had robbed a house, said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

"They were walking with bags full of electrical equipment. When they saw the police, one of them apparently shot at the police and the police shot back."

Makhubela said one of the men was shot in the stomach.

Police were able to arrested him and another man, but the other three ran away.

"The stolen property was recovered but unfortunately the one who started to shoot managed to run away with the firearm."

He said the injured man was taken to Chris Hani-Baragwanath hospital and put under police guard.

His condition was serious but stable, he said.

A case of possession of stolen property was opened.

It was not clear where the property had been stolen from, said Makhubela.