Two held after Alberton shoot-out

2012-08-18 14:47

Johannesburg - Two men were arrested on Saturday following a shoot-out with police in Alberton, Ekurhuleni metro police said

Spokesperson Inspector Kobeli Mokheseng said the men were speeding in a silver BMW in the South Crest area.

"The suspicious sedan with three male occupants ignored blue lights and sirens blaring before they opened fire on police," said Mokheseng.

Police returned fire and the vehicle stopped.

"A male passenger [got out] and fired shots while fleeing the scene. Police took cover but managed to detain a 23-year old male driver and the 32-year old male passenger."

The third man escaped.

Police found a pistol with it serial number filed off. Around 15 live rounds of ammunition were also recovered. False registration plates were also found in the car.

The two faced charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, reckless and negligent driving, attempted murder, failing to stop as instructed by an officer in uniform and possession of false registration plates.

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-08-18 14:57

    I take my hat off to the men and women who serve this country. had recently become a victim of a smash and grab incident on the corner of Jan Smuts off ramp. During which I had sustained a bloody injury to the face. During this incident I had the pleasure of being assisted by two officers of the Parkview station. Within minutes, the police were on the scene and the perpetrator was apprehended. Officer Mokwale and Seargant Mpofu had taken my statement after which they were kind enough to escort me to the police station. Their approach towards me was that of incredible professionalism and reassurance. It was clear that these two officers were well versed in handling of trauma and exceptional at handling these situations. I had expressed to them that I was frightened to leave the police station and they had even been kind enough to drive with me to the nearest exit out of Johannesburg CBD. It was not long after my statement was taken that I had received an SMS from Constable Aphane, who had informed me that he was the constable assigned to this case number. He had kept me well informed of the court proceedings, he had even gone the extra mile in contacting me on a Saturday which I am almost sure is outside his working hours to inform me of the court case which would be on Monday the 21st of August, I was very pleased to be so well informed of the happenings of my case.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-08-18 15:00

      Good to hear. Thanks for sharing.

  • Andre - 2012-08-18 15:12

    There is no rank is the SA Police such as "inspector". The rank is warrant officer (WO).

      hermann.hanekom - 2012-08-18 16:32

      Ons moet maar altyd negatief wees, is dit nie.

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-08-18 15:12

    Are these not the same guys that have bombed ATMs in the Centurion area lately?? Also seen in a silver BMW fleeing the scenes its possible

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