SAPS Westville searching for suspects involved in business robbery and murder of police officer

SAPS Westville searching for suspects involved in business robbery and murder of police officer
SAPS Westville searching for suspects involved in business robbery and murder of police officer

Police in Westville are searching for a group of suspects in connection with two cases of business robbery and the murder of a police officer at a mall in Westville on Sunday, 19 November 2023.

Information at police’s disposal indicate that a suspect, who posed as a customer, entered a jewellery store and in no time, at least four other suspects followed him. The suspects then overpowered the staff and robbed them of an undisclosed amount of jewellery.

Simultaneously, another group of suspects stormed into another jewellery store and also robbed an undisclosed amount of gold jewellery.

On their way out of the mall, the suspects came across a police vehicle and started firing shots towards an officer who succumbed to gunshot injuries. It was further established the suspects had robbed two security guards of their firearms.

The suspects fled from the scene in two getaway vehicles; a bakkie and a silver Toyota Etios. Police are pleading with anyone who might have information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects to contact the nearest police station or call Crime Stop on 08600 10111, alternatively information can be relayed through the MySAPS App.

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