On Monday 6 April at about 08:35, five suspects entered a shop in Caledon Street; two armed with firearms and demanded cash and air time. The suspects pointed the owner and his wife with the firearms. The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash and airtime in a Red VW Polo.
The police was alerted by the complainant who after the vehicle was circulated on the police radio. Despatch Vispol members spotted the vehicle and a car chase ensued. The vehicle of the suspects stop, two suspects armed with firearms jumped out of the vehicle and shot at the policemen. A shootout between the police and the suspects took place. The two suspects jumped back into the vehicle and drove off. The police vehicle was hit by a bullet from the suspects on the passenger’s door. No injuries were sustained.
Whiles on the scene at the shoot-out, police received valuable information that the suspects’ car was parked in a garage nearby. It is further alleged that the suspects pointed the house occupants with a firearm to give their cooperation which after the fled on foot. Upon searching of the house the VW Polo was found abandoned in the garage at a house in Reservoir Hills Despatch.
The car was seized and impounded. Cases of Business Robbery, Attempted Murder, and Pointing of a firearm are being investigated.
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