2008-06-21 : Robber shot dead in Pretoria

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2008-06-21 : Robber shot dead in Pretoria

Postby GOSA » Wed, 2008-07-16 14:30

http://www.thetimes.co.za/News/Article.aspx?id=788385

A suspected robber was shot dead in a house in the Wierdabrug area,
Centurion, Pretoria police said today.


Spokeswoman Captain Agnes Huma said an unknown number of men broke into a
house in the early hours of this morning.


"The robbers thought there was no one in the house. But they were disturbed
by the people inside before they could steal anything. One robber was shot
dead. Details of the incident are still sketchy," said Huma.


She said the suspected robber wore a bulletproof vest and a police reflector
belt.



No arrests had been made as yet, she said
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Postby GOSA » Wed, 2008-07-16 14:32

Dad kills robber in SAPS jacket
23/06/2008 09:28 - (SA)


http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Afri ... 27,00.html

Virginia Keppler, Beeld


Johannesburg - A Centurion man has shot dead an armed robber who was wearing
a bulletproof vest and police jacket in what was the second armed attack on
the man's family and home.


The 36-year-old father also shot two other armed men, who were also wearing
bulletproof jackets, during the "little war". For security reasons, the
family does not want to be identified.


The attack took place on Saturday morning at 05:30 after about nine men
broke down the security gate and front door.


The man's 28-year-old wife and their three children (aged five, two and
eight months old) went to hide in the main bedroom along with her
mother-in-law and brother-in-law as the robbers and her husband fired at
each other.


Fled in two cars


The man said he woke up when his brother shouted "they are breaking in".


The robbers at the time were still breaking down the front door.


"I jumped up, grabbed my firearm and ran to the front door. The first robber
stood in the half-open door and shouted that he was from the police an then
the guy behind him started shooting".


"I shot back and hit the first guy in the head. I shot a second one in the
chest and another one somewhere on the body".


"Their friends picked them up and fled".


"I am almost sure they were wearing bulletproof vests as there was no trail
of blood on our yard or outside. But I know for a fact that I shot them",
said the man.


He had only six bullets in his firearm and ran back to his room to get more
ammunition when the attackers fled.


On Friday night people in a black Golf without number plates had questioned
the domestic worker. At 20:00 the woman saw a white Chrysler Voyager near
the house and when she went to look, it drove off.


"The night of the incident, the robbers fled in the same two cars", she
said.


Police spokesperson Captain Agnes Huma said police were investigating the
possibility that the deceased was a policeman or reservist.


She also said the firearms found on the suspect, looked like police service
pistols and that the serial numbers had been filed off.


R4, 9mm and .22 as well as shotgun cartridges were found on the scene.
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