Two men who were suspected of an armed robbery of a courier vehicle were fatally wounded during a shootout with police at Newlands East on Wednesday morning, 24 May 2023.
Police responded to an incident in which a courier vehicle was robbed along the N2 freeway in Paddock in the early hours of Wednesday.
The suspects stole electronic devises among other items.
Investigations led police to Newlands East where three suspects were found offloading their loot.
The suspects ignored police’s instructions to surrender, opened fire at police and a shootout ensued.
After the shootout, two suspects were found to have sustained fatal gunshot wounds. The third suspect was arrested and two firearms were recovered at the scene.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) have been summoned to the scene for further investigations.
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