28-Year-old suspect arrested for business robbery after a shoot-out with police #TrioCrime

A shoot-out with police ended with one suspect arrested after a business robbery at Kenako Mall, Struandale. At about 08:30 yesterday (18 August) a shop at Kenako Mall was targeted by five (5) armed suspects. They entered the shop and demanded money. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, they also took two CCTV monitors on the premises and the vehicle of the owner, a blue Ford Ranger bakkie. They then fled the scene with the bakkie as well as their getaway vehicle, a white Toyota Corolla.

At about 09:00 the Toyota Corolla was spotted by SAPS Flying Squad members in Salamntu Street, Kwazakele and on approaching the vehicle, the four (4) suspects jumped out and fled in different directions. One of the suspects fired shots at the police members and the members returned fire. The driver of the vehicle, a 28 year old male was arrested, but the other 3 managed to evade arrest.

The white Toyota Corolla was searched and an undisclosed amount of cash recovered. Some clothing items of the suspects were also found and confiscated, as well as the two CCTV monitors. The Toyota Corolla, belonging to the driver, was also impounded for forensic testing.

Any person than can assist police in this investigation can contact 08600 10111 or visit the detective branches at Algoa Park or Kwazakele.