Two alleged armed robbers were arrested by Gauteng police on Saturday, 6 August, after a car chase and shootout. The suspects were reportedly involved in a business robbery in Bloemfontein, Free State earlier on the same day.
POLICE ARREST ALLEGED ARMED ROBBERS
South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Captain Pinky Tsinyane said the duo was arrested by members of the Johannesburg K9 Unit.
“The SAPS members reportedly obtained information of a business robbery that took place in Bloemfontein and that the suspects were travelling in a stolen white vehicle towards Gauteng, the members remained on high alert,” said the police spokesperson.
Members spotted the Gauteng-bound vehicle and a high-speed car chase ensued. The suspects allegedly opened fire on the police and they shot back.
The duo was arrested after they crashed the stolen vehicle into another car. A third suspect remains at large after managing to dodge the cops and fleeing the scene.
The suspects are expected to face charges of attempted murder, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition and possession of presumed stolen property. The police’s investigation continues.
In an unrelated matter, in Limpopo, the body of a missing man was retrieved from the Mogalakwena River on Monday, 8 August. The 21-year-old was reported missing by his family on 16 July 2022. An inquest docket is under investigation.
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