Monday, June 28, 2010

Fourth wounded suspect found after robbery

Alex Eliseev | 3 Hours Ago

A fourth wounded suspect was found and taken to hospital after a high-speed car chase in which two gunmen were shot dead on Monday.

Police responded after a jewellery store was robbed in Vereeniging at about 9:30am.

The chase ended on Old Vereeniging Road, near Brackendowns.

Crime scene investigators were combing the veld next to Old Vereening Road in search of further evidence.

The street remained closed and the bodies of the two robbers killed during the pursuit were still on site.

Officers from the Rapid Response Unit confronted the robbers an hour after the robbery and shot out the tires of the get-away vehicle.

The gang jumped out of the car and tried to run down the embankment while shooting at the officers.

The Police said four guns were recovered along with the stolen jewellery.

Both cars were pierced with multiple bullet holes and there were about 50 beacons around them, marking where the spent shells had fallen to the floor.

Eye Witness News

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