Police shootout results in recovery of stolen whisky and smokes worth R50‚000
Hillbrow police have recovered about R50‚000 worth of whiskies and cigarettes after shooting at a suspected thieves' car and causing it to crash.
Sergeant Mduduzi Zondo said at about one pm on Saturday three men robbed a bottle store in Edenvale - of R50‚000 worth of alcohol‚ smokes and premium drinks‚ including high end whisky.
A suspicious looking car was later reported to police in Hillbrow.
As police neared the car‚ it sped away.
Zondo said‚ “police gave chase and then opened fire and the driver lost control of the car and crashed into a parked taxi on the corner of Klein Street in Hillbrow.”
He and other the suspect escaped.
Police arrested one suspect who had been a passenger in the back of the car.
“We are looking for the other suspects‚” said Zondo.
“The suspect will be charged with business robbery‚ being in possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of stolen goods. He will likely appear in court on Monday‚” said Zondo