SAPS SUCCESS NEWS: 4 Suspects Arrested for Possession of Unlicensed Firearm, Attempted Murder, Hijacked Vehicle and Stolen Property
Media Statement from Gauteng Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
Johannesburg West Cluster: Today, four suspects were arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm, attempted murder, possession of hijacked motor vehicle and possession of stolen property.
It is alleged that at about 10:45 this morning the police received information about a Kia Cerato that has committed an attempted house robbery at Randburg and another house robbery in Honeydew.
A lookout was circulated on the description of the
suspect’s vehicle. The vehicle was spotted and police gave chase. The suspects were later spotted along the N1 highway trying to change the vehicle registration. A chase continued when the suspects reached corners of William Nicol and Leslie Roads upon which a shootout ensued between the suspects and the police.
Two suspects aged between 28 and 38 were injured and are under police guard in hospital. The other two suspects were not injured and were arrested and detained.
One bystander (security officer) was also shot and injured. He was taken to hospital where he's in a stable condition.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect’s vehicle was hijacked at Alexandra on 2018-09-07.
The following items were recovered: 9mm pistol, Kia Cerato, vehicle registration numbers, 01 plasma TV, 02 laptops, 02 cameras and lenses, pick head, handgloves, jewellery, cash and a screw driver.
The cases are being investigated by Douglasdale police. The suspects will appear at Randburg Magistrate’s Court soon.
Media enquiries: Captain Kay Makhubele- 082 778 0402