2008-02-19 : Man faces charge after shooting thief

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2008-02-19 : Man faces charge after shooting thief

Postby GOSA » Fri, 2008-03-07 08:20


Man faces charge after shooting thief
February 19, 2008 Edition 2

Staff Writer

A CLAREMONT homeowner is facing a charge of attempted murder after he shot and wounded a man he alleged had broken into his car and had turned on him.

The suspect is meanwhile recovering at a hospital under police guard following the shooting just after 7am yesterday.

Police spokesperson Elliot Sinyangana said the unnamed resident had reported that when he left his home yesterday he discovered someone inside his Land Rover.

"He shouted at the burglar, asking him what he was doing in his car. The suspect approached him with sharp object like a screwdriver," said Sinyangana.

The owner of the car said he had to to fire two warning shots into air, but this failed to deter the thief from approaching and he fired a third shot, wounding him in the leg.

"The owner of the car called police and an ambulance. The suspect was arrested and taken to hospital," Sinyangana said
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