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East Rand car guard dies after robbery

Johannesburg - A 69-year-old car guard who was shot when he and his daughter prevented robbers from escaping has died, Gauteng police said on Friday.

“He had not recovered and died in hospital on Wednesday,” said spokesman Captain Joep Joubert.

File picture: AFP. Credit: AFP

On Monday, the father-and-daughter car guard team prevented robbers from getting away with their loot on the East Rand.

The two were shot and wounded when they confronted two robbers in Brakpan. The woman was shot twice in the stomach and her father was shot once, also in the stomach.

The 69-year-old man and his daughter, in her forties, managed to prevent the men from taking the cash after they robbed a man in front of a bank in Voortrekker street.

A 32-year-old man was going to deposit work money when two armed men confronted him. One man grabbed the black carry bag containing the money and ran towards the parking area at the back of the bank. The two car guards tried to stop them.

The two dropped the bag, got into a getaway car and sped off with three other accomplices. - Sapa

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