29 Dec 2017, Gauteng: At just before 17h30 this afternoon we received an urgent call for backup from CSS Community Support Services who were chasing an armed suspect over Beyers Naude Drive into the bushes adjacent to the FNB building.
3 Suspects committed a street robbery in Randpark Ridge and were spotted by CSS officers and a chase ensued. 2 suspects managed to escape but the 3rd suspect ran into the thick undergrowth.
A search was undertaken by officers from various security companies and then were joined by SAPS members and then the SAPS Chopper.
Several men were found in the undergrowth but none of them were the suspects, they were squatters who'd set up shacks.
Unfortunately after an extensive search no suspect was found and all services who were on scene stood down.
Thank you to everyone that assisted with the search for the armed suspect: