Saturday, 24 February 2018

Police shot dead 3 robbery suspects in South Africa

Three suspects have been confirmed dead after a shootout with the police on Witkoppen Road opposite Northgate Shopping Centre.

The police chased after the suspects after they allegedly robbed a fish and chip shop on the corner of Oxford Road and West Street, Ferndale at 6.15pm on 21 February.

Three men armed with firearms entered the shop and demanded cash, escaping with R5,500 and cellphones.

Randburg police were notified and responded to the complaint, and upon the arrival, the suspects fled the scene driving a silver BMW and a second unregistered vehicle.

The police chased the suspects until the suspects reached the Honeydew area next to Northgate Shopping Centre where the suspects started to shoot at the police.

The police fired back, shooting all three suspects dead.5

Suspect shot dead after opening fire on police near Northgate Mall.
Photo: Ruzani Mphumbude on Facebook
On the scene, the police recovered two firearms, a pistol and an R5 rifle.

Constable Takalani Matumba, communications officer on standby for Randburg police said, “I am very happy with the outcome, even though three criminals are dead, these officers saved the lives of innocent civilians and other officers.”

According to Matumba, no police officers were injured during the incident.

Captain Balan Muthan, spokesperson for Honeydew Police Station said, “I would like to give praise to the excellent reaction time of all the police members involved.”

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