A suspect is in hospital under police guard after a shootout with the Hawks’ Tactical Operational Management Section in Randfontein in the afternoon of Friday, 10 December 2021.
An intelligence driven operation was conducted by the Hawks with Ekurhuleni Crime Intelligence, Tracker Connect, SAPS Highway Patrol, Badboyz Security, GTP Saturation Unit and Vision Tactical Security after information about suspects committing Rolex robberies and house robberies was received.
The suspects were spotted in an Audi A3 driving in Randfontein and instructed to stop.
A shootout ensued which resulted in the death of a suspect and an injury to the other. The deceased suspect was found with a police appointment card.
Two firearms with ammunition, cellphones and a number of registration plates were seized. It was discovered that the suspects’ vehicle was linked to a July hijacking case this year in Parkview.
Investigation, to link the suspects to other crimes, is continuing. Cases of murder, attempted murder, illegal possession of firearms and ammunition as well as possession of suspected stolen property have been registered.
The arrested suspect will appear in the Randfontein Magistrates’ Court as soon as he is released from the hospital.
The team escaped the shooting unscathed.