A Good Samaritan trying to assist an armed robbery victim was gunned down in front of his three-year-old son.
About noon on Thursday, a man who had just returned to work in Kempton Park from a bank after withdrawing R10 000 was approached by five armed men who demanded cash, his cellphone and his firearm.
"We suspect he was followed," said police spokesperson Zenzile Murudi.
|'lock those pigs up and throw away the keys'|
He jumped out of his vehicle to assist the victim, but was shot.
He died at the scene.
Murudi said that when the robbers saw members of the Benoni Flying Squad, who were on patrol at the time, a shootout broke out.
"The police managed to arrest four men, while a fifth was shot and killed," she said.
Three unlicensed firearms and the robbery victim's possessions were recovered.
When The Star arrived at the scene, both sides of the road had been cordoned off and the unnamed motorist's body lay covered next to his bakkie where he had fallen.
The four suspects were lying on the grass next to the road, handcuffed and feet bound, waiting to be taken to Kempton Park police station.
The fifth suspect's covered body lay further down the road, and the getaway car was tangled in the fence into which the men had crashed while fleeing.
Bystanders were outraged by what they termed a senseless murder, and there were cries of "lock those pigs up and throw away the keys".
The four men - aged between 20 and 40 - were charged with armed robbery, murder and being in possession of unlicensed firearms, and would appear soon in court, Murudi said.
Five ATMs bombed in two days in Gauteng
An FNB autoteller machine (ATM) was bombed in Diepkloof near Orlando around 4am on Friday. No one was injured in the incident and no money was taken.
A Standard Bank ATM was bombed in Tembisa before 1am on Friday. No one was injured in the incident. The robbers fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
An FNB ATM was bombed near the KMR stores in Daveyton around 1am on Friday. No money was taken and no one was injured during the incident.
An Absa ATM was bombed in Soweto on Friday morning at 1:40am. Commercial explosives were used in the incident. The bombers fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
On Thursday an FNB ATM was bombed in Naledi and an undisclosed amount of money was stolen. - Sapa
Man hijacked and put in car boot
Captain Mack Mngomezulu said the man was hijacked around 11.30pm on Thursday by four armed men.
He was then placed in the boot of his car and driven to Reigerpark.
The men then took him out of the vehicle's boot and stabbed him seven times.
The man was taken to Thambo memorial hospital in a serious condition.
A case of hijacking was being investigated. No arrests had been made, said Mngomezulu. - Sapa
Macdonald's restaurant robbed
Captain Mack Mngomezulu said the three men entered the restaurant around 8.30pm on Thursday and held staff at gunpoint.
The men stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled.
No one was injured in the incident.
A case of business robbery was being investigated.