Metro cop shoots armed robber

Johannesburg - A Johannesburg metro police sergeant shot an armed robber at a house in Lang street in Rosettenville on Monday morning, metro police said.

Spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the officer, 51, drove past the house at around 03:20.

"The victims of the house ran outside and alerted the sergeant as he drove past. One of the armed robbers was shot, and the exact details of the shooting will be investigated," he said.

"Five other suspects jumped into a car and sped off, leaving the one suspect behind who has been taken to hospital with a wound to his chin."

Minnaar said the men fled with nine cellphones, a laptop, a TV and an undisclosed amount of cash.

No one else was injured.

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Nenio Makhosini 2014-08-25 07:30:17 AM
In Rosettenville, my house was broken into 8 times, and the last time, in which I decided to move, was when I was hijacked outside my gate in the afternoon.
Akhenaten 2014-08-25 07:30:53 AM
Good cop. He should be promoted.
Grieta Mitchley 2014-08-25 07:31:02 AM
Give that metro cop n medallion! A gold one for doing the the right thing!
Tsheko Machete 2014-08-25 07:47:38 AM
The metro cop should b escalated for good job well done. He jeopardized his life and won the battle since he shot and wounded one of the suspects.
Shrian Ramsamuj 2014-08-25 07:51:32 AM
Awesome work from the SAPS these last few weeks - keep up the great work guys!
Jamill Ahmed 2014-08-25 07:51:38 AM
That area is getting worse by the day
Jamill Ahmed 2014-08-25 07:53:02 AM
Every corner theres a drug dealer but the cops wont get rid of them. ..wonder why???????
Mohammed Salajee 2014-08-25 07:53:16 AM
Job WELL Done!
Kasper Mbayimbayi 2014-08-25 07:56:11 AM
Well done mr officer he won't eat on his own from today he'll only eat with pipes because of being a criminal.
Mathekga Ngoako 2014-08-25 08:02:56 AM
Any amount can be deem undisclosed, unless there's minimum fit for the term undisclosed.