Police in shootout with Umkomaas house robbery suspects

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Police in shootout with Umkomaas house robbery suspects. Photo: SAPS
Police in shootout with Umkomaas house robbery suspects. Photo: SAPS

Police officers from Umkomaas SAPS are still searching for two suspects who were allegedly involved in an attempted house robbery. On 11 August 2019, police officers were activated after receiving intelligence of an attempted house robbery in their police precinct.

Police officers spotted a vehicle fitting the description given to them and attempted to pull over the said vehicle. The suspects sped off and a chase ensued towards Amanzimtoti. There was a shootout between police and the suspects which resulted in the suspects losing control of their vehicle which left the road.

The suspects abandoned their vehicle and fled the scene on foot. The vehicle used by the suspects, cellphone, knives as well as a firearm with five rounds of ammunition was seized by police at the scene.

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