SA men take down Australian robbers

Johannesburg - Two Australian robbers have been overpowered by two former South African men in a house in Queensland, Australia, Beeld newspaper reported on Friday.

Former East Rand businessman Theo Nel, 42, and his father Kobus Delport, 68, the former head of the security police's Springs branch, overpowered the burglars, beat them up and subdued them until the police arrived.

Nel told the newspaper that this was one of the first home invasions ever in Queensland, and that journalists had camped on the family's lawn for two days afterwards.

Two masked burglars, armed with automatic rifles, stormed into Nel's home, and took him to the study to fetch his wallet.

It was there that he and his father overpowered and disarmed them.

Delport broke one of the rifles on one of the burglar's head, while Nel broke his knobkerrie beating the other man.

"There was one hell of a fight, but we hammered them. I just wanted to protect my family," Nel said.

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logical007 2012-06-29 09:29:50 AM
Bwaaahaaaa... you don't mess with a South African! We are well trained in the art of being attacked in our homes at gun point. No where in the world are the criminals as 'talented' as here! This is when the saying goes wrong place at the wrong time. Love the part of the media camping on the lawn... imagine that happening here.. our papers would read like a book!!
StilleWaters 2012-06-29 09:30:44 AM
Well done sirs...."the former head of the security police's Springs branch" - takies no less.....
Coenraad Van Der Westhuizen 2012-06-29 09:36:24 AM
I would've paid a decent amount of money to have seen THAT!
Village Boy 2012-06-29 09:38:40 AM
U cn run bt u can't hide away from crime...it's everywhere....as long as u alive that's wat matters...
Jared Luke Schultz 2012-06-29 09:40:47 AM
lol nice one oom!
anton.burger.16 2012-06-29 09:41:57 AM
Practice makes perfect.....
Danny Archer 2012-06-29 09:45:33 AM
Experience is the best teacher.
Hendrik van Schaik 2012-06-29 09:47:20 AM
"Nel told the newspaper that this was one of the first home invasions ever in Queensland, and that journalists had camped on the family's lawn for two days afterwards." Are those reporters that hungry for sensation!!! LMAO!
Christopher Thunder Linde 2012-06-29 09:47:41 AM
Give those two former South Africans a bells.
KReddy 2012-06-29 09:47:47 AM
Lol I can't get over the knobkerrie