Armed robbers gunned down during a shootout with police

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Three armed robbers were gunned down on Thursday night at Block A in Tonga, during a shootout with police. According to the information, a group of suspects stormed into the local supermarket at Block A, heavily armed and looted items such cigarettes, television sets, airtime as well as an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in a white Ford Bantam thereafter.

Mpumalanga Spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said the matter was reported to the police, who responded swiftly and immediately searched for the suspects. “The police spotted the suspects driving in a white Ford Bantam, which matched the description of the vehicle used to flee the scene.”

Mohlala added that upon noticing the police the suspects fired at them and the police retaliated, fatally wounding three of the suspects, while one managed to escape.

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the remaining suspect is urged to immediately contact Colonel Nancy Mnisi on 0726038438 or call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111.

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