SUSPECTS SHOT DURING ARMED ROBBERY – NOOITGEDACHT
We have just returned from the scene.
At about 3:30 this morning the owner and his son was attacked in his house.
His son (18) was sleeping in the room where the banging came from and he realised that suspects were trying to break the door down.
He opened his bedroom door and the suspects immediately opened fire directly at him. By then they had forced the door and was in the room with his son.
They kept on firing at him and he returned fire. There was a fierce gun battle between him and the suspects.
One of the suspects fell to the floor and died from his wounds, the second suspect escaped and collapsed outside (he is critical) and the third armed suspect managed to get away with cell phones and a wallet. The deceased robber was from Mozambique.
Police recovered two firearms and will do ballistic and forensic tests to link the suspects to other similar incidents in the area during the past few months.
We suspect these suspects tried unsuccessfully to gain access to two other properties in the vicinity during the night as well. Shots were fired at one of the properties however nobody was injured.
He said although this was a harrowing experience he had no option but to protect his son and himself from a certain immanent life threatening incident. He does not see himself as a hero just an ordinary man who did what he had to do.
If this is the gang that has killed and injured so many residents during the past few months, he saved many lives this morning.
According to the Modus Operandi used at this crime scene it is clear that this gang was involved in many murders, attempted murders and robberies in the Muldersdrift policing area. Well done sir! We salute you for your brave actions. You not only saved your son but more victims.
Residents can breathe a bit!
Photograph with permission from owner.
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