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Man wounded in shoot-out with cops

2012-09-13 14:08

Johannesburg - A suspected car thief was wounded and another arrested following a shoot-out with police in Soweto on Wednesday.

They were part of a group of four men who allegedly stole a car in Booysens, Johannesburg, police spokesperson Captain Mpande Khoza said.

The car's owner reported the theft on Wednesday morning. The car's tracker signal led police to a house in White City, Soweto, where the four men were found trying to remove the tracking device.

When they saw the police they fled in another car. One of the alleged thieves was shot and wounded during the ensuing chase, which ended when they crashed into a wall in Tello Street, Johannesburg metro police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

Police arrested a second man, while the other two fled on foot.