One dead, two arrested after a shoot-out with police

2017-11-11 14:48


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Gauteng – One armed robber was shot dead and two others arrested following a shoot out with police officers responding to a robbery in Vanderbijlpark on Friday evening.

Police Spokesperson, Captain Kay Makhubele said the robbers had forced their way into a house in General Froneman, SE3, Vanderbijlpark late on Friday evening, where they found the home’s occupants praying.

Makhubele said the robbers had proceeded to rob the occupants of their cellphones, house keys and a student card.

He said one of the occupants of the home had managed to get away from the robbers and approached a police vehicle at a nearby truck stop, informing them that they were being robbed.

Police gave chase and a shoot out between the police and robbers ensued, leaving one robber dead.

Makhubele said two suspects, aged 23 and 32, had been arrested on charges of robbery. The age of the deceased is not known.

He said police also recovered the getaway vehicle, as well as two firearms and a knife.

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