Man arrested after shoot-out

2015-07-07 06:01
Manenberg police members arrested a 37-year-old suspect after a shoot out ensued between police and suspects after an armed robbery occurred in Nyanga Junction.

Manenberg police members arrested a 37-year-old suspect after a shoot out ensued between police and suspects after an armed robbery occurred in Nyanga Junction.

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A 37-year-old man was arrested after a shoot-out with the police on Saturday after 14:00.

Manenberg police spokesperson Lieutenant Ian Bennett says: “It is alleged that four black males walked into Debonairs Pizza in Nyanga Junction. They held the staff up at gunpoint while they demanded cash.”

According to Bennett, the cashier handed over R2000 to the suspects and the criminals then drove from the crime scene.

“They fled the scene, got into their getaway vehicle, a white Toyota Avanza, which was parked in the parking area of Nyanga Junction. As they drove off, police members spotted the vehicle and followed because the persons acted suspiciously,” Bennett explains.

The suspects then fired several shots at the police, he says.

“The police members returned fire and on the corner of Imam Haroon and Duinefontein roads, Lansdowne the vehicle was stopped.

“One suspect was shot and injured and the others fled the scene on foot. The vehicle was not reported stolen,” Bennett confirms.

He adds the suspect is under police guard in hospital receiving treatment.

A case of armed robbery and attempted murder is being investigated.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact the Manenberg police on 021 699 9400 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.



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