Flying Squad in shootout with armed robbers, Eastgate Mall

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Flying Squad in shootout with armed robbers, Eastgate Mall
Flying Squad in shootout with armed robbers, Eastgate Mall

Johannesburg Flying Squad responded to a vehicle lookout, a Ford Fiesta, on 19 April 2019, at about 13.00, after they failed to rob a shop in Eastgate Mall. They arrested three suspects and recovered two unlicensed firearms.

The members saw the suspected vehicle in Van Buuren Road in Bedfordview, then gave chase and ordered suspects to stop. Suspects then started to shoot at the Police, police returned fire.

The suspects then drove into Eastgate Shopping Centre parking area where they were cornered by the police and arrested.

The arrested suspects will appear in Germiston Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 22 April 2019.

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