Two arrested after car chase

2014-11-21 00:00

GUNFIRE echoed along the N3 on ­Wednesday night as a classic cops and ­robbers car chase played out between Greytown and Pietermaritzburg.

In a Hollywood-style chase, police shot out the tyres of the alleged robbers’ car, bringing them to a halt in the middle of New England Road.

According to Buffalo Protection Services’ Roger Scheffer, his men were called out to a farm in the Mispah area in Greytown.

Six men, four foreigners and two local men, had held the farm watchman at gunpoint and tied him down before loading up their van with metal on the premises.

“When our men arrived, they got into their vehicle and fled towards Pietermaritzburg. Two of our vehicles gave chase,” ­Scheffer said.

They alerted the Cramond police who set up a roadblock in the Albert Falls area.

The assailants swerved around the police vehicles, speeding straight through the roadblock.

The SAPS K9 unit was alerted when the vehicle neared Pietermaritzburg and they joined the chase.

While speeding along the N3, the assailants opened fire on the team of vehicles ­pursuing them.

Police returned fire, shooting out the back tyres of the vehicle.

The suspects made their way up onto New England Road where they tried to flee the vehicle.

“The four foreigners got away but the ­other two men were apprehended,” Scheffer said.

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