South Africa 8.10.2014 11:46 am

Two Bedfordview robbers killed, three on the run – police

Police chase after a hijacked minibus-taxi

Police chase after a hijacked minibus-taxi

Investigations are underway after two of five alleged house robbers were shot and killed in Bedfordview, Johannesburg last night.

Bedfordview Community Police Forum chairman Gavin Henry said a gun collector on Pamin Road in Bedfordview had been at home at about 10.30pm, when five robbers entered the premises, according to Bedfordview Edenvale News.

It was alleged that the suspects, estimated to be between 20 and 26 years old, climbed over the wall, then forced the sliding door open.

“A 64-year-old man was accosted by five men wielding knives in his lounge while watching TV. The man fought back and managed to draw his pistol,” Bedfordview police spokesperson Mduduzi Nhlabathi told The Citizen.

Nhlabathi added that two robbers were certified dead at the scene, while the other three managed to escape.

Police are investigating a case of attempted house robbery, while an inquest docket has been opened.

In a separate incident, four suspects robbed a household in Marlboro, Johannesburg in September.

Following a shoot-out with police, three of the four robbers escaped, while the fourth was arrested.

Caxton News Service

 

 

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