Thursday, October 30, 2014

2 arrested after dramatic N1 shootout

Oscar Thomas
30 October 2014

Police have managed to arrest two suspects following a shoot-out north of Johannesburg near Kempton Park.

Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said a group of suspects tried to flee from police after they stole cigarettes from a truck at Glen Marais Mall.

Dlamini said no one was injured during the shoot-out however cigarettes worth R30 000 were stolen. 

The two suspects are expected to appear in court within 48hours. 

Dlamini said as the shooting continued, suspects abandoned a Golf and tried to hijack another vehicle.

Dlamini said in the process, a police chopper had already joined the chase and suspects also abandoned a hijacked vehicle and ran away on foot.

Dlamini said it is where both of them were arrested.

Dlamini said No one was injured in the incident, but a police vehicle was damaged. An unlicensed R5 rifle was recovered.

Dlamini said other suspects who were driving in a Quantum are still at large. Approximately R30 000 worth of cigarettes were stolen.

“The two would appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court within 48 hours Dlamini added.




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