Thursday, September 16, 2010
Robber shot in Durban CBD
16 September 2010, 00:09
A shop owner shot a man allegedly attempting to rob him at the Mercury House building in the Durban CBD on Thursday, police and paramedics said.
"The suspect is in critical condition and on advanced life support while being transferred to the Addington Hospital under police guard," ER24 spokesman Derrick Banks said.
"Two suspects entered the Keogh Coin Place on the 11th floor and held the owner at gunpoint and demanded money," Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge said.
The owner fired at the men with his personal firearm and one man was seriously wounded and the other tried to flee. They were detained by theowner and a staff member until police arrived.
The owner of the shop was hurt when the robbers "pistol-whipped" him. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment where he was in a "serious but stable condition", Banks said.
The incident took place at around 2pm.
Mdunge said the two men would face charges of armed robbery with aggravating circumstances and they might appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Monday. - Sapa
Comments by Sonny
When more robbers than farmers get killed, then, SA will be on the way to recovery!!