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Two criminals shot dead and four arrested on highway

Gauteng police shot dead two robbery suspects in a shootout with police on the M1 highway in Sandton near Woodmead Drive on Wednesday.

Four other suspects were arrested by the police while others fled.

Gauteng police spokesperson Mavela Masondo said crime intelligence officials received information about a robbery that was set to take place in the Johannesburg area.

Masondo said two suspects were shot dead, four were arrested, while another four suspects escaped and we’re still at large.

He said police seized the three cars which had been used in the commission of the crime and one firearm.

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