Monday, January 26, 2009

SAPS members wounded during routine patrol

By Mikhaila Crowie
26 January 2009

Two South African Police Service members were wounded yesterday morning in Bothasig while on routine patrol.

The police members spotted two suspicious looking males in Elbrecht Street.

The suspects produced firearms when they were approached by the SAPS members.

The 21-year old female reservist sustained a gunshot wound to her head while the 24-year-old male sustained two gun shot wounds.

“Both members were admitted to hospital in a serious but stable condition.”, said Andre Traut, spokesperson for the SA Police Services.

Traut also said the suspects fled the scene with the patrol vehicle as well as the two firearms belonging to the members.

The patrol vehicle was later found abandoned on the N7 close to Du Noon.

The suspects are yet to be arrested.

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