Two arrested for armed robbery

2012-05-16 14:35

Johannesburg - An off-duty police officer arrested two men after an armed robbery in Duduza, east of Johannesburg, on Wednesday.

"One of our off-duty members was alerted by the community, in which he stays, of a shop where an armed robbery was committed early this morning," said Warrant Officer Imtiaz Yakub Rasool.

"He arrived at the identified residence and found two men inside."

One of them shot at the officer. He returned fire, hitting the man in the right arm. The officer was not injured.

The two men stole cash, cellphones, airtime and cigarettes worth R3 000, Rasool said.

They were expected to appear in the Nigel Regional Court soon.

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-05-16 14:45

    What a soldier! Sir, I salute you!

      Wally Walters - 2012-05-16 14:56

      10 out of 10 for that officer . give that man a bells and make it a double

      jowza1 - 2012-05-16 14:57

      we need more officers like him

      Jack - 2012-05-16 15:00

      no he needs more shooting training. 350mm to the left and 200mm up x2

  • Kate - 2012-05-16 16:51

    Since 2004 there have been 1561 cases of robbery with aggravated circumstances in the Duduza area. For more information on the crime levels in your area visit:

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