Two alleged robbers were killed in separate shoot-out incidents in Bryanston and Tembisa, said Gauteng police on Friday.
In the first incident that took place in Bryanston on Thursday night, a homeowner woke up and saw four intruders in the house, said Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.
“One of the suspects shot at him and he returned fire using his licensed firearm. He fired several shots and one of the suspects was fatally shot while three others managed to escape. The suspect died at the scene and police seized an unlicensed firearm.”
Nothing was taken in the house. The homeowner, aged 50, was not injured.
The second shooting happened in Tembisa after a robbery and hijacking in Bramley. Dlamini said police were following up information of four suspects travelling in a Hyundai, who robbed a salon and hijacked a VW Polo while they were fleeing from the scene.
“The suspects also hijacked another vehicle, a BMW, at Edenvale and drove towards Tembisa while police were tracking them. The VW Polo and BMW were abandoned in Norkerm Park. The suspects, driving the Hyundai, came across a roadblock in Tembisa where a shoot-out ensued. One of the suspects was shot and killed and two others arrested. A fourth suspect managed to escape.”
Stolen cellphones, perfumes, a laptop, and an unlicensed firearm were seized and the getaway vehicle impounded. Dlamini said the man who managed to escape is an ex-convict.
Investigators have launched a manhunt for the suspects who managed to flee in both cases.
– African News Agency