Robber killed after high speed chase
Johannesburg - A suspected robber died and other injured after their car overturned on the N1 highway on Saturday, Gauteng police said.
Captain Pinky Tsinyane said the two travelling in a Navara bakkie allegedly robbed a business in Bronkhorstspruit east of Pretoria.
The police spotted the bakkie on the N1 north, at around 03:00, they pulled it down but it sped-off, a high speed chase ensued, she said. The passenger in the bakkie started shooting at the police when they caught up with the bakkie, the police returned fire.
"The bakkie then crashed into the barrier dividing the highway, and one robber was found dead and the other injured," she said.
"It is not clear whether he died because of the accident or he was shot dead," Tsinyane said from the scene.
She said the injured man was taken to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria.