Police involved in hectic shootout with 10 alleged robbers on highway

Police involved in hectic shootout with 10 alleged robbers on highway

- South African police were involved in a shootout with 10 alleged robber on 21 April 2021 after receiving information about a potential robbery

- Two of the suspects were fatally wounded and another four were taken into custody

- Four of the suspected evaded capture and police are searching for them

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The South African Police Force was involved in a shootout on the M1 highway which left two alleged robbers dead and four in custody.

Police engaged with ten suspects after receiving intelligence about a potential robbery that was going to take place in Johannesburg.

At 11h35 the police intercepted three cars, two Audis and a Hyundai i20. The suspects reacted by opening fire on a Toyota Fortuner forcing it to stop.

Police involved in tense shootout with alleged robbers on M1 highway
South African Police officers were involved in a shootout with ten suspects on the M1 highway. Photo credit: Bob Adams/Flickr
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The suspects then fired at police who returned fire resulting in a tense shootout that left two suspects dead and four were taken into custody.

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The police are still searching for the four suspects who are still at large.

Social media users reacted to the story on Facebook in the comments section:

Christopher Thobejane:

"I must say this week the SAPS has been very successful in apprehending many syndicates. Dead or alive. Welldone SAPS."

Siphiwe Biyela:

"SAPS is doing its best the is they're being failed by the lawmakers and justice system. By the way we appreciate your hard work guys."

Marumo A Hotlwane:

"Well done saps let your dignity be restored."

Tshepo Mraiizor Leota:

"Great job for law enforcement, keep it up with a good job..."

Earlier, Briefly News that South African police officers arrested seven suspects following a brazen robbery in Hout Bay. The suspects broke into a retail chain store and made off with perfume and men's cologne.

The police responded rapidly and a chase ensued following by a shootout where three suspects were arrested after they fled the scene on foot and in a Quantum vehicle with fraudulent license plates.

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Two more suspects were arrested by security officers and the SAPS K9 unit arrested another two suspects who also recovered firearm and ammunition as well as housebreaking tools, cell phones and stolen property.

In other news, South African social media users are still in shock following a video that has surfaced where a police vehicle is seen burning down to ashes.

In an unspecified location, the video of a police Nyala', or a riot vehicle, is seen burning in what looks like a violent protest.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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