Verkeer op die N1 hoofweg, naby die Buccleuch-wisselaar, is omtrent twee uur lank ernstig ontwrig na ‘n skietery tussen ‘n vermeende kaper en die polisie.
Een van die groep kapers is deur ‘n vragmotor getref toe hy van die polisie probeer vlug het. Hy is nie ernstig beseer nie.
Twee mans is in hegtenis geneem.
Berig deur Midrand Reporter volg hierna:
SAPoliceServices said two suspects were left by their accomplices following the shootout with police. They confirmed that the suspects were involved in a robbery in Kempton Park . Police seized an R5 rifle during the arrest, which occurred on Maxwell Drive.
Police said while two suspects had been arrested, others had fled the scene.
Emer-G-Med was attending to the scene and said they treated one suspect for soft-tissue injuries, no deaths were reported.
Emer-G-Med emergency services said the suspects robbed a cash-in-transit van in Glen Marais, Kempton Park. They fled the scene in a maroon Opel Corsa on the N1. According to the emergency response company, the police were alerted and a police helicopter was activated to chase the suspects. Emer-G-Med said the suspects started shooting at the police helicopter and police returned fire.
Emer-G-Med said the suspects then abandoned their vehicle and hijacked a woman in a black Jeep. From there, the suspects tried to flee but crashed 2m down the road and some suspects fled on foot.
Emer-G-Med said that police also recovered the money stolen in the robbery as well as the vehicle.
Traffic is delayed from both directions between Allandale Road and the Buccleuch inter-change.