Three SAPS officers shot at, in Nyanga

Three female police officers, aged between 26 and 32, were admitted to hospital on Monday morning, after robbers opened fire at their police vehicle at a mall in Nyanga, the same day.

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The police’s Andrè Traut said the suspects were fleeing the scene of an armed robbery on foot which they had perpetrated at a retail store inside the mall when they encountered the marked police vehicle with four SAPS members outside in the parking area.

‘’In a bid to evade arrest, the suspects fired several shots at the members, wounding three female constables and narrowly missing the male constable who was the driver. He managed to drive to a nearby hospital with his three wounded colleagues, where two are reportedly in a very serious condition,’’ said Colonel Andrè Traut.

‘’The suspects who are estimated to be a group of six or more fled the scene in a silver Opel LDV with false registration plates and are yet to be apprehended,’’ he added.

 Anyone with information regarding the incident is requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111

Western Cape’s Police Oversight & Community Safety MEC, Reagen Allen, condemned the incident.

‘’Criminals are showing that they have little to no regard to those mandated to serve and protect. As such, we should all ensure that elements such as these are not allowed to roam our streets instead be behind bars.’’

Done By: Mitchum George


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