WATCH: Robber shoots metro cops at petrol station

2016-09-09 15:23


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Johannesburg - Johannesburg metro police officers and petrol attendants miraculously escaped a hail of bullets fired by an armed robber at a Diepsloot Engen garage, Johannesburg Metro Police Department said on Friday.

Metro officers were waiting for assistance from a fleet maintenance vehicle after they got a flat tyre near the garage, Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

"While the officers were waiting for help, nine men robbed the Engen garage," Minnaar said.

Minnaar said the suspects saw the patrol vehicle parked at the garage and approached a room where the officers and petrol attendants were sitting.

In a video doing the rounds on social media, the three officers are seen sitting in a room at the garage with three petrol attendants.

An armed robber opens the door and starts shooting at the officers.

One of the officers, who falls to the ground during the ensuing chaos, bravely returns fire.

No one was wounded during the shoot-out.

The incident happened late on Sunday evening.

It was still unclear what was stolen.

WATCH the video here (WARNING: Graphic content):

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