Man held for car theft in Riverlea

2014-06-10 07:13

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Johannesburg - A man has been arrested after a suspected stolen vehicle was spotted in Riverlea, Johannesburg metro police said on Monday.

Three other men who were with him in the vehicle managed to flee on foot, said Superintendent Edna Mamonyane.

The men were intercepted in Riverlea after CCTV camera footage reported a Ford Ranger with no number plates as having been stolen in the Main Reef area.

"The four occupants were flagged down by metro officers and after stopping, they started to shoot at officers," Mamonyane said.

The officers returned fire and managed to apprehend one of them. A firearm was confiscated.

The man is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court soon on charges of car theft.

Police are looking for his three accomplices.

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