N3 shoot-out: gang linked to Spar robbery

2009-01-26 00:00

THE suspects who were part of the gang of nine that was involved in a shootout with the police on the N3 highway on Wednesday last week have been linked to other crimes in Durban.

Police said the gang are believed to have been involved in a robbery of a Spar supermarket in Durban.

SAPS spokesman, Senior Superintendent Henry Budhram declined to divulge the name of the business that the suspects were targeting in Pietermaritzburg last week.

The police were tipped-off about a taxi carrying armed men on their way to stage a robbery in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday last week. As police stopped the taxi on the N3 highway near the Lion Park, the suspects opened fire on the police and the police fired back. The gun battle ended with five suspects dead and four arrested.

The four suspects appeared in a Durban court last week and the case was postponed to a later date.

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