House robbers and bystander wounded in police shootout, JHB

South African Police Service

House robbers and bystander wounded in police shootout, JHB
House robbers and bystander wounded in police shootout, JHB. Photo: SAPS

On 11 September 2018, four suspects were arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm, attempted murder, possession of hijacked motor vehicle and possession of stolen property

It is alleged that at about 10:45 the police received information about a Kia Cerato that has committed an attempted house robbery at Randburg and another house robbery in Honeydew.

A lookout was circulated on the description of the suspect’s vehicle. The vehicle was spotted an police gave chase. The suspects were later spotted along the N1 highway trying to change the vehicle registration. A chase continued when the suspects reached corners of William Nicol and Leslie Roads upon which a shootout ensued between the suspects and the police.

Two suspects aged between 28 and 38 were injured and are under police guard in hospital. The other two suspects were not injured and were arrested and detained.

One bystander (security officer) was also shot and injured. He was taken to hospital where he’s in a stable condition.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect ‘s vehicle was hijacked at Alexandra on 7 September 2018.

The following items were recovered: 9mm pistol, Kia Cerato, vehicle registration numbers, 1 plasma TV, 2 laptops, 2 cameras and lenses, pick head, hand gloves, jewellery, cash and a screwdriver.

The cases are being investigated by Douglasdale police. The suspects will appear at Randburg Magistrate’s Court soon.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service