South Africa: Suspected Robber Wounded in Shooting Remains in Hospital

South Africa: Suspected Robber Wounded in Shooting Remains in Hospital (News Central TV)

A suspected robber, who was shot and injured while allegedly attempting to break into a home in Verulam, South Africa, on Monday, is in hospital under police guard.

Security operatives say unknown gunmen damaged an electric fence while attempting to break into a house in Sew Drive, Verulam, at around 11.15am 

Security guards pursued the suspects, and a 32-year-old suspected robber was shot in the leg, according to police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele.

“He was taken to hospital, where he is under police guard. Charges of attempted burglary and attempted murder are being investigated by Verulam SAPS,” said Mbele.

Reaction Unit SA (RUSA) received a tip that two suspects were attempting to break into an outbuilding, according to Prem Balram, a spokesperson for RUSA.

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“The first security officer to arrive on scene searched the large property and located two suspects breaking into an outbuilding.

“One suspect escaped over the rear boundary wall, while his accomplice attempted to attack the RUSA security guard with a pocket knife.

“The guard fired a single shot from his company issued firearm, and the suspect dropped the knife and fled into a dense bush.

“Back up officers pursued the suspect and apprehended him on the M27 near Waterloo, KZN. He sustained a gunshot wound to his left leg,” said Balram.


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