The arrested police officers, a detective sergeant – stationed in Kempton Park, and an administration administration from Springs – will be subject to a departmental disciplinary investigation.
Three firearms, a rifle and two pistols, two vehicles – including the marked police backy – were seized. Image: @ Bluehawktactic1 on Twitter
JOHANNESBURG – Two SAPS members, who were carrying a police van, were among 11 suspects arrested in a felony robbery in Brianston Saturday night.
A multi-disciplinary team, including National Crime Intelligence, Johannesburg Flying Squad, K9 unit and JMPD responded after receiving an alert from a planned business robbery – they noticed the targeted location of noon.
Then, around 8:30 p.m., the team identified three vehicles driving to the targeted spot – including the marked police backy.
The response team approached when the suspects got out of the vehicles, but they started shooting at the police who returned fire.
The arrested police officers, a detective sergeant – stationed in Kempton Park, and an administration clerk from Springs – will also be subject to a departmental disciplinary investigation.
Two of the suspects sustained gunshot wounds to their legs.
Three firearms, a rifle and two pistols, two vehicles – including the marked police backy – were seized.
Brenda Murudili of the police said, “The suspects will appear in Randburg Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, December 8th. They will face charges of conspiracy to rob, attempted murder, possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, possession of a suspected theft and driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent. ”
11 heavily armed suspects arrested last night after a shootout with various security companies and law enforcement
Ford Ranger (wanted)
Nissan NP300 (SAPS vehicle)
2 x handguns
Well done to all involved! pic.twitter.com/YE2EYXfFhY
– BlueHawkTactical (@ Bluehawktactic1) December 6, 2020
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