Last Updated on Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 13:55 by Denis Chabrol
Police said one of two armed bandits was shot and killed by a licensed firearm holder, early Wednesday morning as they attempted to break into his 5th Avenue Diamond Housing Scheme, home.
Investigations revealed that about 02:15h., the 38 year old miner was awoken by a loud noise coming from the lower flat of his house, and upon investigating saw two males one armed with a handgun, attempting to gain entry into a southern door.
“He made an alarm and during this process, discharged his firearm in the bandits’ direction, hitting one of them who fell, whilst his accomplice with the firearm managed to scale the fenced yard and escaped,” police said.
The matter was reported and ranks of a mobile patrol responded promptly and rushed the shot bandit, who is clad in a ¾ pants and a black vest tied around his neck, to the Diamond Diagnostic Hospital where he was pronounced DOA with two suspected gunshot wounds to his neck. His identity is yet to be ascertained. The body is presently at the Lyken Funeral Home.
A 27 year old male from West Ruimveldt who was arrested in the vicinity of the crime scene, is assisting with the investigation.