Vision Tactical –
Two suspects linked to a spate of armed robberies and car hijacking incidents were shot and killed in a shoot-out with police in Johannesburg South.
The police’s Captain Kay Makhubela said officers spotted a suspicious Nissan X-Trail driving from Crown Mines in the direction of Ormonde, south of Johannesburg at about 2pm on Tuesday.
24/09 Gang of armed robbers targeting businesses in Crown Mines area bites the dust. Joint Op members (JMPD K9, SAPS, Crime Intelligence, Private Security + Tracking Agents) killed 2 & arrested 1 suspect after high speed chase & gun fight. 3 AK47s, 1 pistol, SAPS radio seized. pic.twitter.com/3F1zHqN92t
— Michael Sun (@MichaelSun168) September 24, 2019
When officers attempted to pull the vehicle over, the suspects drove off, leading to a high-speed chase.
Makhubela added that a shoot-out ensued between the armed suspects and law enforcement.
“The suspects disembarked the vehicle, ran off and continued firing shots.”
Two armed suspects were subsequently killed while a third was arrested.
Vision Tactical together with other law enforcement officials recovered five firearms – three rifles and two handguns – and ammunition.
A police hand radio and other items were also recovered.
Makhubela confirmed that the grey Nissan X-Trail was stolen in August in Mayfair.