A high-speed chase that started in the Midrand area,resulted in the arrest of three suspects in Kelvin, near Sandton on Thursday afternoon following a shootout.
Police spokesperson Lloyd Ramovha said “Two suspects were injured during the shootout with the Technical Operation Management Services (TOMS), one surrendered unharmed. Whilst the officers were unscathed,”
Ramovha said the trio aged 31, 37 and 39 have been on the Hawks’ radar for about a week or so.
They are said to be part of a syndicate that targets people who withdraw large amount of money from banks and then follow the victims home or intercept the motorists along the way before they rob them.
Two unlicensed firearms and a VW Golf that they used have been recovered on the scene.
“ At this stage charges of attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition are being preferred. They are expected to appear in the Wynburg Magistrate’s Court soon,”