The swift response of SAPS to an armed robbery in progress at grocery store in Milnerton resulted in the apprehension of four suspects. On the morning of 30 November 2018, at around 08:50 members attached to the Western Cape K9 unit reacted to a complaint of armed suspects robbing a business on the corners of Koeberg Road and Madeira Street, Tygerhof, Milnerton.
Upon their arrival, the members spotted the suspects fleeing the scene in two vehicles, a Toyota Prado and a Toyota Corolla. During an exchange of gunfire between the four suspects in the Corolla and the police, three suspects were wounded.
All four suspects aged between 25 and 35 were arrested, while their accomplices in the Prado managed to evade arrest.
They are being sought by police. Four firearms comprising three 9mm pistols and a .38 revolver were recovered, together with the stolen cash and cigarettes. A search of the area led to the arrest of a fifth suspect who fled the scene on foot. He was found hiding in the garden of a residence close to the crime scene.
The three wounded suspects are admitted to hospital under police guard, and will make court appearances once they have been discharged. The other two are scheduled for a court appearance on Monday 3 December 2018, in Cape Town.
The Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape police, Lieutenant General KE Jula commended the members for their vigilance and quick response and said that the freedom of the suspects who fled is only temporary.
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