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SWIFT RESPONSE BY POLICE LEADS TO THE ARREST OF COURIER VEHICLE ROBBERY SUSPECTS: WONDERBOOM
2021/05/04      |  Written By:  Captain M Masondo   |   Province:  Gauteng

PARKTOWN - Police arrested three suspects and recovered unlicensed firearm and suspected stolen property soon after a courier vehicle was robbed at Wonderboom in Tshwane on Monday, 03 May 2021 at approximately 09:00. A manhunt is underway for the suspect still at large.

Police were notified about a robbery that had just took place in Wonderboom and crime prevention members were dispatched to search for the suspects. 

A silver Hyundai i10 with four occupants that matched the description of the suspects' getaway car was spotted and police stopped it. Suspects sped off and high speed chase ensued, followed by a shootout after suspects started firing shots at the police. 

The suspects crashed into other vehicles and three of them were arrested while the fourth suspect escaped on foot. Upon searching the car police recovered goods that were reported stolen during an armed robbery of a courier vehicle. One of the arrested suspects was injured and taken to hospital under police guard. 

Arrested suspects were charged with armed robbery, possession of unlicensed firearm, attempted murder as well as reckless and negligent driving. They will be profiled to determine if they are not linked to other crimes, especially the robbery of other courier vehicles.