Four killed in Joburg shoot-out

2015-07-23 20:53
(SA Police Service via Twitter)

(SA Police Service via Twitter)

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Johannesburg - Two hijackers and two security guards have been killed in a shoot-out in Rosettenville, Johannesburg on Thursday evening, police said.

"It is alleged that a courier truck was hijacked near Selby and taken together with its escort vehicle to Kibler Park, where the suspects exchanged vehicles," Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said.

"They took the shipment of cellphones into a white BMW and a black Nissan Navara."

Mogale said the hijackers were later confronted by security guards in Rosettenville and a shootout ensued.

"During the shooting, Johannesburg flying squad members who were on patrol, heard the shots and responded," she said.

"A heavy exchange of fire took place, after which two suspects and two security guards were fatally wounded.

"Police arrested three suspects, recovered five unlicensed firearms and recovered the two vehicle that the suspects were using. Further investigation revealed that the white BMW was reported hijacked in Hammanskraal and the Nissan Navara was hijacked in Florida."

The three were expected to appear in court soon on charges of armed robbery, attempted murder, possession of suspected hijacked motor vehicles, possession of suspected stolen property and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

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