Waiter dies a 'hero' after falling under wheels of thieves' car

A waiter who chased cellphone thieves was killed when he fell under the wheels of their getaway car.

2020-08-05 07:29:00 AM

A waiter who chased cellphone thieves was killed when he fell under the wheels of their getaway car.

A waiter who chased cellphone thieves was killed when he fell under the wheels of their getaway car.

Police spokesperson Sgt Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said a case of murder and theft was being investigated."Three men and a female walked into a restaurant at Steenberg Village around 7.30pm. The four pretended to be customers wanting to dine at the restaurant. They then left the restaurant before being seated," she said.

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A staff member realised their cellphone had been stolen."A chase ensued and the three males jumped into a Toyota Avanza while the female suspect was left behind," said Rwexana."The waiter, a 22-year-old male from Lakeside, jumped on the bonnet of the fleeing vehicle. He was then flung off the vehicle [which] drove over the waiter and he was dragged for a while.

"The victim later succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead on the scene. The female suspect is being detained on a case of theft for the cellphone. A case of murder is been investigated by Kirstenhof detectives."Anyone with more information is requested to contact Sgt Brink on 021-702-8900 or the commander of detective branch, Capt Alexander, on 082-469-2578."

Cannoo's friend, Nina Devlin, said in a Facebook post that he was “murdered ... while trying to fight against petty injustice and help a complete stranger. He died a hero.”Devlin said Cannoo, a former pupil of Wynberg Boys' High School, was studying industrial engineering and working part-time at Jakes.

“He was the kindest most compassionate person I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He was jokingly referred to as a 'mother' because he was always caring for anyone and everyone,” said Devlin“He always did absolutely anything to help a person in need, even give his life. The world has lost a truly beautiful human being.

“He was my best friend, my first love and my heart for 4.5 years. I love you, Braden Cannoo. Forever and forever, no matter what, just as we promised.” Read more: Times LIVE »

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Waiter dies a 'hero' after falling under wheels of thieves' carA waiter who chased cellphone thieves was killed when he fell under the wheels of their getaway car.

Waiter dies a 'hero' after falling under wheels of thieves' carA waiter who chased cellphone thieves was killed when he fell under the wheels of their getaway car.

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Waiter dies a 'hero' after falling under wheels of thieves' carA waiter who chased cellphone thieves was killed when he fell under the wheels of their getaway car.

Waiter dies a 'hero' after falling under wheels of thieves' carA waiter who chased cellphone thieves was killed when he fell under the wheels of their getaway car.

Pizza restaurant launches Spain's first virtual waiter appA restaurant is pioneering a dining experience that allows customers to avoid most face-to-face contact with staff and minimise the risk of contagion.