Housebreaker shot by homeowner, Tongaat

Reaction Unit South Africa

Housebreaker shot by homeowner, Tongaat
Housebreaker shot by homeowner, Tongaat

A suspect was seriously injured after he shot twice during a house break-in on Ramiah Drive in Metcafe Park, Tongaat during the early hours of Tuesday morning 19 January 2021.

A resident contacted Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) at approximately 03:08 reporting a suspect running through their property. Reaction Officers were dispatched to the address provided.

One arrival a man was found lying on the pavement bleeding excessively from a wound to his leg and pelvis. It was established that the suspect and an accomplice were in the process of breaking into a garage when he was confronted by the homeowner who was armed with a shotgun.

It is believed that one of the suspects attempted to attack the man when he fired two rounds. The robbers fled over the boundary wall into neighboring properties however the injured male collapsed while attempting to make his getaway. Two spent shotgun casings were recovered on the property. The second suspect managed to evade arrest.

Police were called to the scene and are investigating further.

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