Vanderbijlpark– a house robbery went south in Vanderbijlpark on the 5th of January 2021 when the owner of the house started shooting at the four robbers who had managed to gain entrance into his house at approximately 14:45.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Thembeka Maxambela says that the owner of the house was watching television when he heard the dogs barking outside. The sounds were followed by noises of someone tampering with the burglar guard at the entrance of the house. The house owner screamed to alert whoever was outside that there was someone home, hoping to scare them away. He was petrified when the wooden door was broken and he ran to his bedroom to fetch a 9mm firearm. on his return, he discovered four black armed men in his house. They started to advance towards him, he shouted at them to stop but they continued.

“He started shooting at them and they took cover. As they made an escape, he managed to shoot one of the robbers who died on the spot. Police are investigating a case of house robbery and murder,” says Sgt Maxambela.