Pretoria - An armed robber who attacked 12 people in a house in Queenswood, Pretoria, and threatened to shoot them "one by one", shot his own penis off with his stolen firearm.
Another robber was shot dead on the scene.
The injured robber had hidden the firearm in the front of his trousers. When he removed the weapon, a shot went off by accident, hitting him in the groin.
According to an informed source at the scene, this robber's injury was so severe that doctors would not have been able to re-attach his penis.
Collette Weilbach, police spokesperson, said the family's domestic worker raised the alarm on Friday evening at 20:00 when she noticed two suspicious men in the yard.
The family wishes to remain anonymous.
According to Weilbach, the family had 12 guests at the time, which included adults and children.
"The robbers ransacked the house, threatening to shoot the people one by one."
At that stage, she said, the family's 35-year-old son arrived at the house along with security guards.
"The son fired two shots at a man who was aiming a firearm at his father. The robber was hit in the head and died at the scene."
The other two robbers fled. Family members who were rushing to the scene from Montana managed to capture one of the robbers near the house and load him into a vehicle.
It was then that the robber shot himself as the firearm went off accidentally.
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