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House robbery, shootout and high speed chase, Kwazakele

Excellent collaboration between SAPS Kwazakele Task team and their crime prevention members led to the arrest of one female and the recovery of the stolen property taken in a house robbery earlier in the evening, 13 February 2023.

It is alleged that at about 18:30, a house robbery occurred in Manana Street where TV’s, cellphones and other household items were taken.

The owner’s silver VW Polo was also taken by the three suspects.

At about 19:25, police received and followed up on information that the stolen VW Polo was in Stofile Street in Kwazakele travelling towards Maqanda Street in New Brighton.

A chase ensued where there was exchange of gun fire between the suspects and the police. No injuries were sustained during the shootout. The suspects abandoned the vehicle and ran away.

A case of attempted murder (shooting at the police) is opened for further investigation.

The stolen cellphones and the VW Polo were recovered.

At about 01:45 on the morning of 14 February 2023, the same team swooped in on a house in Rolilalha Street in Soweto on Sea where the rest of the stolen property was recovered.

A 31-year-old female was arrested and detained on a charge of possession of suspected stolen property.

Police are still on the hunt for the three suspects.

The arrested suspect is expected to appear in court soon.

SAPS Newsroom

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