Tebogo Msimanga |
Two suspects were shot dead and four were arrested following a shootout with the police on the M1 Highway, next to Woodmead Drive Off ramp, in Sandton on Wednesday. Members from crime intelligence received information about the robbery that was going to take place in Johannesburg.
Captain Mavela Masondo said Police from Gauteng Serious and Violent Crime Unit and Johannesburg Flying Squad operationalised the information and kept observation. “At about 11h45 today three cars, two Audi A4s and Hyundai i20, with 10 suspects were spotted on the highway. The suspects then fired some shots at a white Toyota Fortune forcing it to stop. Police intercepted the suspects who fired shots at the police and shootout ensued.”
Masondo said two suspects were fatally wounded while four suspects were arrested on the scene and one firearm has been recovered. Three cars used by the suspects have been seized.
He added that the Police are searching for about four suspects that are still at large.