Robber dies in gun battle with cops

2012-05-12 11:02

Johannesburg - A man was shot and killed and another two injured during a shoot-out with police in Brakpan on Saturday morning, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

Inspector Kobeli Mokheseng said officers were patrolling the area with police members when they tried to stop a white Mazda Midge sedan on the R554 road towards Kwa-Thema that was swerving and speeding.

"The suspicious sedan with four male occupants between the ages of 36 and 41 ignored blue lights and sirens blaring before they opened fire on police vehicles chasing them."

Mokheseng said the officers managed to stop the vehicle and search it.

"Police recovered two 9mm pistols with the serial numbers filled off and eight live rounds."

The vehicle was thoroughly searched and in the boot compartment officers found liquor with an estimated value of R6 000.

The two remaining men were in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

"Preliminary investigation reveals that, earlier at 01:10 in Groeneweider (in Boksburg) ... an entertainment place was robbed."

Mokheseng said two male staff members who were about to close the pool club when they were held-up at gunpoint, assaulted and tied-up. Liqour and money was stolen.

"The white Mazda Midge sedan with four occupants/robbers, that fit the description of a getaway vehicle, was positively identified by victims."

The two men were charged with possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, attempted murder, failing to stop as instructed by an officer in uniform and possession of stolen goods.

Police were also investigating a case of armed robbery and of assault with an intention to do harm.

They would appear in court soon, Mokheseng said.

  • Gaby - 2012-05-12 11:09

    Good. Well done.

      Gieljam - 2012-05-12 11:58

      One down ,hundreds more too go ? Process painfully slow while many innocent people suffer Maybe some other remedy needs to be looked at to convert these "guys" .

      johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-07-05 16:38

      Agree, Straight shooting.Congrats to the Cops

  • Vandross - 2012-05-12 11:17

    Good one

      merushan - 2012-05-12 13:38

      Wouldv been better if it was Good 6 (all 6 shot dead)

  • Brett - 2012-05-12 11:21

    Well done keep it up!

  • Steven Trollip - 2012-05-12 11:26

    Good job.Well done officers!!!!!!

  • Thoka - 2012-05-12 11:30

    what is there to investigate?

  • Vincent - 2012-05-12 12:08

    Get rich or die trying.#50's album

  • Marion - 2012-05-12 12:09

    Well done to the east rand SAPS.

      Dee - 2012-05-12 14:14

      Yes - another heartening report of patroling police being effective.

  • tony.kirby1 - 2012-05-12 12:09

    A story with a happy ending for us out of Brakpan and Boksburg

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-12 12:21

    Great work!

  • Stefaans - 2012-05-12 12:29

    Hang them High

  • kasper.mbayi2 - 2012-05-12 13:13

    Good news for today. Thanks cops for your braveness.

  • RiD123 - 2012-05-12 13:20

    why do they even put the remaining men in hospital???

  • merushan - 2012-05-12 13:32

    Shoot th knee caps of th other 5 that are alive

  • evidence.makgakga - 2012-05-12 13:38

    Wow!! I am in awe of such cops! Keep up the good work guys! Ya neh, South Africa is developing indeed!!!!!

  • melvinleon.noko - 2012-05-12 13:59

    U live by the gun n u die by it....

  • melvinleon.noko - 2012-05-12 13:59

    U live by the gun n u die by it....

  • Joan - 2012-05-12 18:02

    Live by the sword , Die by the sword

      Jeremy Jarvis - 2012-05-12 21:02

      .Yes! Well...

  • Lucy - 2012-05-12 18:33

    Instead of the Celes and Selebis make these cops the top brass....!!!!

  • Sanette Bosman - 2012-05-12 20:14

    I personally know the cops involved with the shooting and they do a great job, have integrity and always follow the law, they have never taken a bribe or money that was recovered which is why they are respected members of the SAPS, they risked their lives to make it safer for all of us. Good job boys!

  • jimi.harrison.7 - 2012-05-13 09:17

    Why are they called suspects????? They were virtually caught red handed! To me THEY are guilty!! But good work SAP!!!! Need more like you!

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