2008-01-15 : Robbery suspect killed with own gun

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2008-01-15 : Robbery suspect killed with own gun

Postby GOSA » Fri, 2008-03-07 07:03

... good guy charged with murder

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January 15 2008 at 12:01PM

By Patrick Burnett - Cape Argus

A robbery suspect died in Groote Schuur Hospital after being shot with his
own gun during an attempted robbery on Boyes Drive above Muizenberg in the
early hours of Sunday.

The attempted robbery took place about 2am on Sunday near the shark-spotting
station on Boyes Drive a popular viewing point for tourists during the day
and secluded spot for couples at night.

Western Cape police spokesman Andre Traut said the Muizenberg police were
investigating a case of murder and another of attempted robbery.

He said a 44-year-old man and a woman had been parked at the spot when they
were approached by two men, one of whom had a gun.

Traut said a struggle had broken out in the car and a shot was fired,
hitting one of the robbers.

The two robbers had then fled with a female accomplice who was waiting in a
vehicle nearby.

The wounded suspect, in his 20s, died in Groote Schuur Hospital later.

Traut said a 26-year-old female accomplice had been arrested on a charge of

Another suspect had yet to be arrested.

Police said the 44-year-old male driver of the car that had been parked on
Boyes Drive then drove to Muizenberg police station to hand in the firearm.
>>>He was arrested on a charge of murder.<<<

The names of both those arrested cannot be released until they have appeared
in court.

During the attempted robbery, the female occupant of the car had fled along
Boyes Drive towards Kalk Bay, where she had attempted to raise the alarm.

A Boyes Drive resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said the woman, in a
hysterical state, had scrambled over his fence and begged for assistance.

He had phoned the police and walked back with the woman to the scene of the
crime, where broken glass and bloodstains could be seen on the pavement. -
West Cape News
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