September 19 2006 at 11:52AM
An alleged robber was shot and killed and two others wounded on Tuesday in a shoot-out with a member of the public after an attempted house breaking, North Rand police said.
Spokesperson Cynthia Kleinhans said the three, who were part of a gang of six, were allegedly about to break into a Kempton Park home.
"A neighbour who was woken up by the noise the suspects were making, went outside to investigate," Kleinhans said.
The neighbour confronted three of the men who jumped over a wall.
When the robbers saw the neighbour following them, one took out a gun and pointed it at him.
The neighbour, who had a gun, opened fire at them.
One of the three men died at the scene while the other two were critically wounded.
The three other men who were also on the premises, managed to escape in a bakkie.
The wounded were taken to a local hospital. - Sapa