Robbers open fire on police, 1 suspect wounded, Polokwane

South African Police Service

Robbers open fire on police, 1 suspect wounded, Polokwane
Robbers open fire on police, 1 suspect wounded, Polokwane. Photo: SAPS

A joint snap operation conducted by the police and private security companies led to the arrest of three suspects aged between 30 and 37 who committed armed robbery along the R81 public road in Ga-Makgoba village on Tuesday 23 May 2023.

According to police report, the suspects who were driving in a Toyota Fortuner and Fiat Palio forcibly stopped a white Courier Company Toyota Hilux bakkie and robbed it at gunpoint along the Polokwane-Giyani road.

The suspects got away with various electronic equipment parcels.

The incident was immediately reported to the police who operationalized on the information and started to track down the armed suspects who were seen driving along the R71 public road near Mamahule, outside Nobody, Ga-mothiba and Mankweng .

The police ultimately managed to identify and stop the suspects driving in a Fiat Palio near Mamahule village.

The suspects alighted from the vehicle and started to shoot at the police in an attempt to evade arrest.

The police returned fire which resulted in one suspects getting seriously injured while two were arrested without injuries.

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