Two arrested after firing at police

2015-02-12 22:47

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Johannesburg - Two alleged robbers were arrested in Nasrec, near Soweto, on Thursday after they fired shots at metro police, Johannesburg metro police said.

"At about [17:00], metro police officers were sitting on the N17 bridge, near the N1 south off-ramp," said Inspector Edna Mamonyane.

"They then saw a white Mercedes-Benz, and as the Mercedes approached the officers, it opened fire."

The officers got into their car and pursued the Mercedes, with SAPS cars also in pursuit.

"Both SAPS and JMPD managed to trap the robbers at the circle at N17 and Nasrec, and the robbers carried on shooting at officers. Two of the suspects were apprehended," said Mamonyane.

Two of the robbers ran away into the open veld, with a SAPS helicopter dispatched to search for them.

The circle near the N17 and Nasrec Road was closed to traffic as it was a crime scene, Mamonyane said.

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