Robber Killed in Alberton Attempted Robbery
A house robber has been shot dead in Alberton, south of Johannesburg, police said on Thursday.
Captain Pinky Tsinyane said three men were trying to rob a house in Brackendowns around midnight on Wednesday.
"On entering the house, a suspect was confronted by the house owner. The owner shot and killed him after a struggle."
Two of the men jumped over a wall after the shot. They got into a silver Peugeot where a fourth man was waiting.
Police recovered a 9mm pistol from the dead man, and a second one near the wall his accomplices jumped over. No arrests had been made.