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Pics| Four Suspected Robbers Arrested After Shoot-Out With Joburg Police

Fortunately, none of the police officers were injured during the exchange. Preliminary investigations have revealed that the vehicle used by the alleged robbers and the firearms were obtained during previous robbery incidents in Gauteng.

Four men believed to be responsible for a series of robberies in Gauteng have been apprehended following a dramatic shoot-out with Johannesburg police. The suspects, aged between 44 and 49, were arrested in Cyrildene on Wednesday.

During the arrest, the police discovered three stolen firearms, ammunition, a reported stolen motor vehicle, and housebreaking tools in their possession.

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Pics| Four Suspected Robbers Arrested After Shoot-Out With Joburg Police

The incident unfolded when officers from the Johannesburg Flying Squad received information about a silver Renault Clio occupied by individuals suspected of involvement in multiple house robberies in Gauteng.

Spotting the vehicle in Cyrildene, the police attempted to stop it using their blue lights and siren. However, the suspects accelerated and opened fire at the police. In response, the officers returned fire, resulting in two suspects sustaining injuries. The remaining two suspects were apprehended without harm.

Pics| Four Suspected Robbers Arrested After Shoot-Out With Joburg Police-SurgeZirc SA
Pics| Four Suspected Robbers Arrested After Shoot-Out With Joburg Police

Fortunately, none of the police officers were injured during the exchange. Preliminary investigations have revealed that the vehicle used by the alleged robbers and the firearms were obtained during previous robbery incidents in Gauteng.

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Pics| Four Suspected Robbers Arrested After Shoot-Out With Joburg Police-SurgeZirc SA
Pics| Four Suspected Robbers Arrested After Shoot-Out With Joburg Police

The arrested individuals are expected to appear before the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court, facing charges of attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearms, possession of ammunition, and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Additional charges may be added pending further investigation.

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Pics| Four Suspected Robbers Arrested After Shoot-Out With Joburg Police-SurgeZirc SA
Pics| Four Suspected Robbers Arrested After Shoot-Out With Joburg Police

The successful arrest of these suspects highlights the dedication and bravery of the Johannesburg police in combating crime and ensuring the safety of the community. The swift response and effective teamwork displayed by the officers involved in this operation are commendable.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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