Police nab 'terror' gang
A gang of alleged robbers, who terrorised homeowners and bank clients across Gauteng, has been arrested after a shoot-out with police that has left one person dead and two others injured.
The gang's bloody end came moments before they could attack a Pretoria businessman who had just withdrawn hundreds of thousands of rands yesterday.
Police received a tip-off that the three suspects and two others were going to attack the businessman.
After blocking sections of the Mabopane Highway, members of the Hawks' hi-tech unit, the special task force and tracker investigators searched for the men.
The armed suspects were spotted near Soshanguve, Pretoria, in a Mercedes-Benz Kompressor, which they are said to have stolen during a house robbery on Tuesday.
When they realised police were following them, they opened fire before making a U-turn and facing oncoming traffic.
As officers gave chase, task force members set up a roadblock at the entrance to Rosslyn industrial area, shot dead the driver and injured his passengers.
The suspects' two accomplices, who were driving in a blue BMW, managed to escape.
An officer said the suspects are linked to at least 10 house robberies in Pretoria.