Three suspects were fatally shot and one civilian injured during a shootout between suspects and the police at Roodepoort.
It is reported that on 2 March 2023, a team comprising of SAPS Provincial K9, Crime Intelligence, Flying Squad, Tactical Response Team and private security companies acted on information about a group of suspects involved in armed robberies around Gauteng.
The team deployed to the area in Roodepoort and two vehicles matching the description received were spotted exiting the Mall at a high speed.
A chase ensued and suspects started shooting at the members who then retaliated.
Three suspects were fatally wounded and one civilian injured in the process while three state vehicles were damaged.
Preliminery investigations revealed that, the suspects had just robbed a local post office of an undisclosed amount of cash and that the vehicle used by the suspects have false number plates.
Three firearms were also recovered on the suspects together with the undisclosed amount of money. One vehicle believed to be used by other suspects reportedly got away.
The Provincial Commissioner of the police in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela commended the team for their swift response.
The public is urged to continue reporting any criminal activities on the Crime Stop Line at 08600 10111 or anonymously on MySAPSApp which can be downloaded on any smartphone.