Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Williamsville family fights back, holds armed attacker

Minutes after he robbed a Williamsville family, a 23-year-old bandit was held in what some have described as a twist of fate.

The incident took place around 9.30 am on Thursday at Corial Road, Williamsville.

According to reports, a 58-year-old man, his 27-year-old son, and their 79-year-old neighbour were at the residence when a gunman stormed the premises. 

He announced a hold-up and demanded that the trio hand over all of their cash and valuables.

The victims complied, but while the gunman was bagging his ‘loot’, the two father and son saw an opportunity to detain the suspect and took it.

The relatives attacked the suspect while their neighbour secured the dropped firearm.

During the confrontation, the bandit was severely beaten. He was then tied up and the police were notified.

A Glock 23-pistol was recovered from the scene.

The aftermath of the ordeal was recorded by persons in the area and uploaded to social media sites.

The injured 23-year-old was taken for medical treatment and is expected to be charged upon his release.

More on this as it becomes available.

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