Suspects killed in shoot-out

2017-09-15 06:00

ON Friday SAPS received information about three suspicious vehicles following a cash-in-transit vehicle on the N2 in Staffords Post near Harding and police units in close proximity responded.

Three vehicles, a Ford Territory SUV, a Toyota Hilux Legend and a BMW sedan were intercepted.
SAPS spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said the information they received indicated that the suspects were going to rob the armoured vehicle, which was transporting money, along the route.
“When the suspects were confronted by police, they opened fire and police returned fire in self-defence,” said Gwala.

Gwala said three suspects were shot and killed and seven were arrested. One of the captured suspects was taken to hospital. Four AK 47s, 9mm pistols and a rifle were seized.

KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major-General Bheki Langa condemned the attack on police officers.
“We are grateful our police officers were not killed or injured following this shoot-out with highly armed criminals even though our SAPS vehicles were damaged in the process.
“We are also relieved that through the speedy and precise actions of the police officers involved, these dangerous criminals were arrested,” said Langa.
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