Off-duty cop killed in supermarket robbery

Johannesburg - An off-duty policeman has been shot dead during a robbery at a supermarket in Pretorius Street, Kempton Park, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.

Three armed men held up the supermarket at around 18:30 on Monday and shot the 48-year-old detective warrant officer four times, Captain Doniah Mothutsane said.

The policeman was shot twice in the stomach and twice in the right thigh. He was stationed at Tembisa police station.

The robbers stole R5 000, 30 boxes of cigarettes and airtime vouchers.

No one had been arrested by Tuesday morning, Mothutsane said.

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Tshigiginyedza Gwaah B 2014-08-05 07:14:46 AM
Bad, really bad
Michael Kleber 2014-08-05 07:14:58 AM
I hope they find these thieves and they get punished , condolences to the police means family and friends , jacob there is too much crime in our country
Phathisani Patson Mpofu 2014-08-05 07:36:04 AM
This story isnt clear! Why was he shot? Was he shopping? Did he try to arrest the robbers?
Mathinigela Matome 2014-08-05 07:36:05 AM
is really sad ,how people lost their life in south Africa .why cant we bring the death penalty , and hang them
Vanessa Lutendo Manugu 2014-08-05 07:42:03 AM
Was this worth someine's life? Robbers can be proper stupid. Phathisani, I agree with you, did he try stop the robbery or did they just shoot cos he was still in his uniform abd they felt threatened?
Abdul Hamied Ismail 2014-08-05 07:42:32 AM
Uhg I'm sure this cop was working together with this criminal the deal must of gone sour so he shot him rather true story wasn't enough money to go around for both!!!! Its by time corruption ends so crime can end but whose gna do anything no1 so let just wait to die
Bob Rob 2014-08-05 07:46:54 AM
Zanc, a better life for all.........
Edward Radingoana 2014-08-05 07:55:05 AM
The worst thing is for the thug to get bail when caught. Condolences to the family
Dan Butler 2014-08-05 07:58:24 AM
Hang them!!
Chimangadzo Gadner 2014-08-05 08:01:26 AM
Death penalty is not the only solution.Let the government stop or reduce meal in our prisons.This crimianls are so relaxed that they know gore they don't loose anything,meal,medication and everything is free in our prison but at tax payers' law abidding citizens' expence.Hang all murderers before the become too expensive for us.