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Five Suspects fatally wounded following shoot-out.

Five Suspects fatally wounded following shoot-out.

“Well done to SAPS K9 and all specialised agencies in this investigation and teamwork response.  It is clear that these thugs had the intent to harm not only the public but to continue to commit violent crimes even if it meant murdering our Police Officers. All lives threatened or lost are unacceptable and no Police

Well done to SAPS K9 and all specialised agencies in this investigation and teamwork response. 

It is clear that these thugs had the intent to harm not only the public but to continue to commit violent crimes even if it meant murdering our Police Officers. All lives threatened or lost are unacceptable and no Police Officer should ever hesitate in protecting themselves or the lives of civilians in the course of their duties. 

We, the public, support you all the way and send you and your families our heartfelt love, partnership, care and and daily prayers. 

Our heart and soul THANK YOU to Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula and Colonel Thembeka Mbele for the update in this matter. Our country is safer because of SAPS and their teamwork efforts.”  – Brian Jones

OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER : KWAZULU-NATAL

FIVE SUSPECTS FATALLY WOUNDED FOLLOWING A SHOOT-OUT WITH POLICE

DURBAN: 12 August 2020 – Yesterday at 17:30, the police officers from the Durban K9 Unit were following up information about a stolen vehicle that was used in a number of cases in Durban. 

The said vehicle was used to commit carjackings and robberies in the Pinetown, Umbilo and Berea areas. It was then spotted on the M7 highway towards Bellair area. A chase then ensued between the suspects and the police towards the Malvern area. The suspects’ vehicle crashed into a concrete light pole and brick wall where it capsized on Woodlands Avenue in Bellair whilst firing shots at the police.  

A total of five suspects, believed to be in their thirties, were declared dead at the scene. Three unlicensed firearms with six rounds of ammunition were seized from the deceased suspects. The suspects were positively linked to a business robbery case that was committed yesterday at Umbilo where a vehicle and other belongings were taken from the business premises. 

The suspects were also linked to another case of carjacking reported in Pinetown where a motorist was robbed of his vehicle yesterday morning. The preliminary investigation gathered at the scene also revealed that the said vehicle was taken during a house robbery at Newlands East in June 2020.

“It is quite disturbing to see police officers being attacked while executing their duties. The police officers will defend themselves when they come under attack. I am glad that no injuries were sustained by the team,” said the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula.

Case Enquiries:

Colonel Thembeka Mbele

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