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Three Alleged Blue-light Gang Shot Dead In Gauteng

The suspects, upon spotting the police, attempted to flee the scene, resulting in a high-speed chase towards Zonkizizwe in Ekurhuleni. During the pursuit, the suspects opened fire on the police team, prompting the officers to retaliate.

On Sunday night, three alleged criminals were shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with members of the SA Police Service (SAPS) in Gauteng.

This incident took place on the N3 highway between Villiers and Heidelberg, an area notorious for criminal activity. The SAPS received information about a gang that was involved in blue light robberies using a white Toyota Hilux.

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Three Alleged Blue-light Gang Shot Dead In Gauteng

A multidisciplinary team was quickly mobilized and located the suspects on the N3 highway in Grootvlei, Mpumalanga.

The suspects, upon spotting the police, attempted to flee the scene, resulting in a high-speed chase towards Zonkizizwe in Ekurhuleni. During the pursuit, the suspects opened fire on the police team, prompting the officers to retaliate.

Three Alleged Blue-light Gang Shot Dead In Gauteng-SurgeZirc SA
Three Alleged Blue-light Gang Shot Dead In Gauteng

As a result, three of the suspects were fatally shot, while one managed to escape on foot. The police seized two unlicensed firearms, ammunition, blue lights, and the suspects’ vehicle, the Toyota Hilux.

This operation was a collaborative effort involving various units within the SAPS and external organizations.

Three Alleged Blue-light Gang Shot Dead In Gauteng-SurgeZirc SA
Three Alleged Blue-light Gang Shot Dead In Gauteng

The multidisciplinary team comprised members from the SAPS National Head Office Counter Intelligence, Secunda Crime Intelligence, Gauteng Tactical Response Team, Gauteng Anti-Gang Unit, DPC Tracking Team, Johannesburg K9, CAP Specialised Operations, Tracker Connect, ICB Insurance Crime Bureau, MZ Werke Security, and Telesure Insurance Investigation.

Brigadier Brenda Muridili, the provincial police spokesperson, commended the teamwork and coordination displayed during the operation. She emphasized the importance of these joint efforts in combating organized crime and ensuring the safety of the public.

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Three Alleged Blue-light Gang Shot Dead In Gauteng

Following the incident, the SAPS Crime Scene Management Team conducted a thorough examination of the crime scene to gather additional evidence. The suspects’ vehicle, the Toyota Hilux, was taken to the Vehicle Crime Investigation Unit for further analysis.

This meticulous approach aims to gather as much information as possible to build a solid case against any remaining members of the criminal gang.

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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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