Sunningdale break-in leads to shootout

THREE suspects have been arrested while a fourth was injured in a shootout allegedly with police. The suspects were fleeing the scene of a house break-in in Sunningdale on Fig Tree Rise when they were spotted by Marshall Security. A high-speed chase ensued and the suspects headed towards Chris Hani Road where they were spotted by police who also gave chase.

The suspects fled into a service station on Chris Hani Road (North Coast) where a shootout ensued.

According to Paul Herbst of IPSS Rescue, one suspect was shot and wounded in the leg while three of his accomplices were arrested by the police.

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Provincial spokesman, Col Thulani Zwane, confirmed the incident and said three firearms were recovered as well as a police radio.

“Three unlicensed firearms and ammunition were recovered from them. The vehicle used by the suspects was checked and found to be positively stolen from the Eastern Cape province. The members also found a TV set, jewellery, laptop, crew bar, police radio and clothing inside the vehicle.

“The recovered firearms, a .38 revolver and two pistols will be sent for ballistic testing to establish if they were used in any other crimes in the province. The suspects aged between 27 and 28 will appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court soon facing possession of unlicensed firearm, possession of property suspected to be stolen and attempted murder.

The shootout comes a day after an armed robbery on Herrwood Drive in uMhlanga where a domestic worker was assaulted.

 

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Shiraz Habbib
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