Cops, robbers in Benoni shoot-out

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Johannesburg - Two suspected house robbers were injured and one arrested after a high-speed chase and a shoot-out with metro police and community policing forum (CPF) members in Benoni on Friday, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said Benoni CPF members saw a car which was linked with a house robbery in Farramere in the week where a gun safe containing three handguns was stolen.

“Following a high-speed chase of the three suspects, who were in a silver VW Golf, the CPF members were shot at by the occupants of the Golf. The CPF members decided to seek assistance from Ekurhuleni metro police,” Kgasago said.

“A member of the EMPD northern region crime prevention task team responded swiftly to the call and gave the suspects a double-dose of their medicine.”

He said one of the alleged robbers was wounded and when the other two tried to run away, one broke his leg.

The third man was arrested on the scene.

The two injured men are under police guard at the Tembisa hospital.

A .38 special revolver was confiscated.

The men are expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court soon on charges of robbery, attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.


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