Robbers wounded in Lenasia shootout

2014-08-28 10:52
(File)

(File)

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

Johannesburg - Two suspected house robbers were wounded in a shootout with police in Lenasia, Johannesburg, on Thursday morning, Gauteng police said.

Three others were arrested, while one more was being sought by police, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

"Police are searching neighbouring houses in the area to find him," he said.

Makhubela said police received a phone call at 03:00 about a house robbery in progress.

"We proceeded to the area and when we arrived we found people inside the house taking items from the house, which were already outside."

These included television sets, electronics, and jewellery.

Shooting began when the gang saw police.

"They shot at police and police shot back. Two suspects were wounded - one in the right thigh and the other in the upper body," said Makhubela.

They were taken to hospital.

One suspect managed to flee.

Police recovered one firearm and an undisclosed amount of cash that had allegedly been taken from the home.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
12 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
 

6 myths about male cancer

It is important to be aware of the most prevalent cancer diseases amongst men in our country.

 
 

You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
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.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.