Pretoria woman shot during food delivery

She was accosted by an armed man shortly after going outside to fetch food from a delivery motorbike.

A 40-year-old woman sustained gunshot wounds to her stomach during an armed robbery in Moreleta Park, east of Pretoria last night (April 19). It is alleged that the getaway vehicle was involved in an accident, resulting in the arrest of two suspects.

According to Garsfontein police, the victim was shot in Suurkaree Street after she had ordered food online when she was accosted by three armed men.

“When the delivery motorbike stopped at her house around 20:30, the victim came out to collect the food. An unknown white vehicle drove past and made a U-turn and stopped at the gate,” said police spokesperson Warrant Officer Duane Lightfoot.

Lightfoot said one suspect got out of the vehicle and demanded the victim’s phone.

“The suspect fired two shots at her which hit her in the stomach. The victim was taken to hospital in an ambulance for medical treatment,” he said.

Lightfoot said the suspect ran to the vehicle and sped off, however, the car was later involved in an accident in Jacques Street.

Detectives of the Garsfontein SAPS who responded to the robbery, rushed to the accident scene.

“The suspects emerged from the car and started to run away but the police managed to apprehend two out of the three,” stated Lightfoot.

The police found several firearms on the scene.

Lightfoot said a case of attempted murder was opened, and further investigations would begin.

The suspects will appear soon in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on charges of attempted murder.


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