A shootout ended with alleged robbers crashing into a wall in Rabie Ridge after Gauteng police thwarted a “potentially violent robbery” on Friday.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said three suspects were arrested following an intelligence-driven operation after a tip-off of a planned robbery when unsuspecting victims would be followed from a bank at the Mall of Africa in Midrand.
“Members spotted the vehicle driving from of the Mall of Africa and gave chase. A shootout ensued between the suspects and members, and the suspects’ vehicle ultimately crashed into a wall in Rabie Ridge, where police cornered and arrested three suspects,” she added.
Unlicenced firearms, ammunition and a BMW 3-Series were seized.