Six arrested after car chase

2011-09-29 14:26

A high-speed chase led to the arrest of six men thought to have been planning a robbery in Midrand, northern Joburg, today, according to Gauteng police.

Police were following a Mercedes Benz sedan and a Mazda bakkie the six were travelling in, spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.

“Upon realising that they were being followed, the suspects sped off and a chase ensued.”

The driver of the Mercedes Benz drove into open veld. Three men jumped out and tried to run away, said Dlamini.

“The driver fired shots at the police who returned fire. He was wounded and arrested, along with two of his accomplices.”

The driver was being treated in hospital under police guard.

The three occupants of the bakkie were arrested after also abandoning their vehicle and trying to run away.

Police recovered two pistols and a revolver. The Mercedes was stolen in North West earlier this month.

The men, aged between 31 and 51, were charged with conspiracy to rob, possession of unlicensed firearms and possession of a suspected stolen vehicle.

“The suspects have not yet been linked to any other crimes,” Dlamini said.

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