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3 robbers killed in shoot-out

2012-06-11 09:31

Johannesburg - Three robbers were shot dead and three were arrested after a shoot-out with police in Dobsonville, Soweto, in the early hours of Monday morning, the Hawks said.

"Police received a tip-off that a gang of armed men were going to rob a Cashbuild store at a shopping centre in the township," spokesperson McIntosh Polela said.

Some of the robbers shot at police and a shoot-out followed.

Three of the robbers hit during the shoot-out died on the scene.

One of the three arrested was shot in the leg and taken to a hospital, where he was under police guard, said Polela.

One of the men shot dead was facing charges of attempted murder and was out on bail.

A car and a firearm were recovered at the scene.

Polela said police were still looking for four men that managed to get away.

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Comments
  • konanani.rachicoper - 2012-06-11 09:35

    Thanx saps

      Rob - 2012-06-11 10:16

      SAPS....Educating criminals in the language they understand. Brilliant.......Well done.

      Shnez - 2012-06-11 10:25

      LEKKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • i2meleng - 2012-06-11 09:38

    Thumbs Up. Scum off the surface of the earth. :-)

  • karolina.dean.5 - 2012-06-11 09:42

    That's the way to do it....

  • Dianne - 2012-06-11 09:43

    Good, make an example of these idiots!

  • nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-11 09:45

    Good one SAPS.

  • tony.austin.9484 - 2012-06-11 09:46

    now THIS IS news.

  • almeleh - 2012-06-11 09:51

    Whoever tipped off police....thank you.

  • Michaele - 2012-06-11 09:54

    Good for you, take no prisoners...

  • Dean - 2012-06-11 09:55

    Good news. Death is the only soltion for robbers like this. Otherwise they end up in jail and OUR TAXES feed them and keep them alive. Im glad they're dead :)

  • tshandazenzile - 2012-06-11 10:01

    a thousand thumbs up to SAPS. Shoot to kill.

  • kitneyi - 2012-06-11 10:03

    Just look at how many criminals that are caught or killed are "out on bail" for other offences

  • jomardl - 2012-06-11 10:07

    Thanks SAPS and well done.

  • BulletProof - 2012-06-11 10:11

    Yes, give them bail and tey come and kill more people.

  • Rob - 2012-06-11 10:12

    Three more " sons of the soiled " learn that crime does not pay. THIS is the way you educate criminals !

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-06-11 10:20

    more of that please :) can we please suspend the officer that shot the one in the leg. New rules are to aim straight to the head. Hehe

  • Tax - 2012-06-11 10:28

    Yes please!!! Kill them all!!!

  • mqetaso - 2012-06-11 10:36

    R.I.P.

      Rob - 2012-06-11 11:50

      Friends of yours ?

  • potlako.mothoagae - 2012-06-11 10:38

    why shoot on the leg? next time aim for the head or chest man! a bullet wasted, that dog should be dead by now!

  • Abby - 2012-06-11 10:49

    Strange country, strange fellows indeed...when Bheki Cele introduce this shoot to kill thing, the very same people on this platform were denouncing him calling him a savage. Now he is gone they are warming up to his ideas. Have you noticed crime has gon up since his suspension, thugs are also celebrating his removal.

      kevin.day.7370 - 2012-06-11 10:53

      I hope you're not trying to tell me that Cele prevented crime, we've just found out he promoted it........

      Abby - 2012-06-11 11:02

      @Kevin, I am not in the mood of playing politics, we are concern about this alarming crime which affects all as a nation.

  • nick.d.hunt.3 - 2012-06-11 11:02

    Great work, cops!!

  • nick.d.hunt.3 - 2012-06-11 11:02

    Thanks SAPS!!! Good work!

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-06-11 11:16

    How does a man who is charged with attempted murder get to be out on bail?

  • FANNYDNA - 2012-06-11 11:17

    COPS KEEP IT UP

  • jngoasheng - 2012-06-11 11:27

    Blue Monday Indeed

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-06-11 11:35

    The gang that thought they could!! Looks like there master plan back fired. Good on you SAPS.

  • shaun.hillary - 2012-06-11 11:42

    3 killed in the shoot out, 1 wounded. One gun recovered? Huh?

  • kamal.vanmari - 2012-06-11 11:58

    This is where the shoot to kill phrase needs to be used. Well done on SAPS for ridding the earth of these scum.

  • DaniellGrahamKemp - 2012-06-11 12:16

    Good

  • kgaoza - 2012-06-11 14:09

    well done saps for reducing this things

  • darren.peach - 2012-06-11 18:34

    Out on Bail and he does that, Well at least he is memory...

  • Michael - 2012-06-21 13:38

    Kill the crap..

  • reg.nagel - 2012-06-26 14:04

    whack them.

  • cecilhstephens - 2012-07-10 14:39

    What a pity the robbers did not run backwards

  • cecilhstephens - 2012-07-10 14:40

    Its a pity Robbers do not run backwards

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