ONE minute he was trying to withdraw money from an ATM.
The next moment he was trying to grab a guard’s gun. A shot went off, injuring him.
No one knows who the man is except that he appeared crazy.
Witnesses said he was using an ATM at the Benoni Plaza in Ekurhuleni.
The guard was waiting for his girlfriend who had gone into the bank to collect money.
Suddenly, the man started pacing up and down and then he went for the guard’s gun.
Hawker Ellen Chigu (38) witnessed the incident. She told Daily Sun everything happened quickly.
“I couldn’t run away as the two men were fighting for the gun. I just watched in shock, wondering what was going to happen,” said Ellen.
She realised things were serious when she heard a loud bang.
“I hid under the table where my snacks were.”
Another witness, Zodwa Nkosi (36), said she thinks the man was desperate for money.
“He couldn’t get cash from the ATM and was frustrated. When he saw the guard, he tried to rob him,” said Zodwa.
Lieutenant Nomsa Sikele from Benoni SAPS said: “The suspect was shot and was rushed to hospital.”
A case of attempted robbery was opened. The suspect will appear in court when he has recovered.