2008-08-28 : Homeowner kills burglar

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2008-08-28 : Homeowner kills burglar

Postby GOSA » Wed, 2008-10-22 11:00

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A suspected house robber was killed when he was shot dead by a
Pretoria homeowner.

The suspect, along with two accomplices, is believed to have been
preparing to break into a house in Garsfontein during the early hours
of Wednesday morning when he was killed.

The homeowner, who police have declined to name, discovered the three
men when he was woken to the sound of his dogs barking.

On investigating, the man - who was armed with a shotgun - saw one of
the three men jumping over his garden wall.

Garsfontein Police Station spokesperson Sergeant Lynnette Erasmus said
as the man jumped, the homeowner fired a warning shot.

"The other two turned around and ran at him, forcing him to open fire,
killing one of the men," she said.

The remaining suspect fled after his accomplice was shot.

"An investigation at the scene led police to discover several tools
which we believe may have formed part of a plan to gain entry to a house."

Erasmus said a case of murder was being investigated.

Police were appealing to anyone with information on the identity or
whereabouts of the remaining suspects to contact Crime Stop on 08600
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