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Thu May 26 12:41:40 SAST 2016

Police nab 'terror' gang

Graeme Hosken | 23 November, 2012 00:06
Detectives arrest an injured suspect after he and his alleged accomplice were shot while trying to flee from police during a high-speed car chase outside Pretoria yesterday. The dead man can been seen slumped in the front seat of the Mercedes Benz Picture: ALON SKUY

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The gang's bloody end came moments before they could attack a Pretoria businessman who had just withdrawn hundreds of thousands of rands yesterday.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.


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