4 suspects arrested after shootout, attempted kidnapping in Rosebank, Joburg

2019-01-20 19:02

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Four suspects who allegedly robbed a woman and attempted to kidnap her in Rosebank, Johannesburg on Saturday night were arrested following a shootout with police.

Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said the woman was attacked at the corner of Oxford and Griswold roads at about 22:00.

Police on patrol in the area spotted the vehicle, which was occupied by the suspects. A shootout ensued when they tried to stop the vehicle, Makhubele said.

"Three suspects were shot and injured, and were taken to the hospital under police guard. One suspect was detained in the police cells. During the arrest, police recovered the cell phone robbed from the victim and a toy gun. The arrested suspects are ages between 25 and 36," he said.

Makhubele said police are still investigating what happened to the weapon used by the suspects during the shootout.

The suspects will appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on January 21.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.