WATCH | Suspected 'Rolex gang' members involved in Sandton shootout, hijacking

2019-10-04 13:50
Police are on the hunt for three suspected ‘Rolex gang’ members after a shootout and hijacking in Sandton on Thursday.

Police are on the hunt for three suspected ‘Rolex gang’ members after a shootout and hijacking in Sandton on Thursday.

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WATCH: Armed 'Rolex Gang' robs motorist in less than 30 seconds

2018-09-28 19:00

Video footage of an armed robbery at the entrance of a Johannesburg residential complex has emerged. Watch.WATCH

Police are on the hunt for three suspected "Rolex gang" members after a shootout and hijacking in Sandton on Thursday.

"Preliminary investigations reveal that the driver of a black Mercedes-Benz was forced to stop his car after a black Ford Fiesta drove into his car," police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said in a statement.

Once the Mercedes-Benz had come to a halt, the three assailants robbed the driver of his Rolex watch.

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The suspects then tried to hijack a BMW, but the driver of the vehicle wouldn't give up the car without a fight.

A shootout between the driver and the suspects ensued, forcing the three men to flee the scene.

"The suspects managed to hijack a VW Polo, which was later found abandoned a few kilometres from the scene," Makhubele said.

There were no injuries or fatalities.

"We are calling on anyone with information to come forward," Makhubele urged.

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