Two men were shot dead, and four others arrested during a shootout with police on the M1 highway, next to Woodmead Drive off-ramp, in Sandton on Wednesday.
The incident followed Crime Intelligence members receiving a tip-off about the robbers.
“Police from Gauteng Serious and Violent Crime Unit and Johannesburg Flying Squad operationalised the information and kept observation,” police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said in a statement on Wednesday.
Masondo adds that at 11:45 on Wednesday, police saw 10 suspects in two Audi A4s and a Hyundai i20, on the highway.
“The suspects then fired some shots at a white Toyota Fortune, forcing it to stop. Police intercepted the suspects who fired shots at the police, and a shootout ensued,” Masondo said.
Two suspects were killed, while four suspects were arrested on the scene
In addition, a firearm was recovered, and the three vehicles used by the suspects were seized.
Police are searching for four suspects who are still at large.
#sapsGP Two suspects were fatally shot and four arrested in a foiled robbery on the M1 Highway, next to Woodmead Drive Off ramp, in Sandton on Wednesday morning. #TrioCrimes MLhttps://t.co/nKKCNymLtC pic.twitter.com/CW8WNthS70
— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) April 21, 2021
Shooting Incident on the M1 north Woodhead exit. The road has been closed off to traffic due to the crime scene. Expect heavy delays. Motorists are advised to avoid the to use Pretoria Main Rd & Western Service Rdas alternatives. #JHBTraffic pic.twitter.com/aiK7BJJbtD
— Jo’burg Metro Police Department – JMPD (@JoburgMPD) April 21, 2021
Shooting Incident on the M1 north Woodhead before Buccleuch, 4 Suspects arrested and 1 fatally wounded after committing an armed robbery.
Motorists advised to use alternative routes.#shooting #Woodmead #M1 M1 North Woodmead #DJSBU pic.twitter.com/Eq1wCiag9g
— CrimeInSA (@sa_crime) April 21, 2021
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