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WATCH: High-speed crash leads to arrest of second suspect in robbery that was committed outside the Elawini Lifestyle Estate

Video footage has captured a high-speed chase between the police's Flying Squad and a second suspect believed to be connected to an armed robbery outside the Elawini Lifestyle Estate. The chase ended in the suspect crashing his vehicle.

The swift action by the Police’s Flying Squad, saw a second suspect arrested in connection with an armed robbery that occurred outside the Elawini Lifestyle Estate on Wednesday afternoon, November 29.

According to a provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, the first arrest was made in KaNyamazane at about 15:30 on Wednesday November 29. He said a 32-year-old man was apprehended and an unlicensed firearm with 13 rounds of ammunition was recovered. He is expected to appear in Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court today, December 1. The outcome of the court appearance was not yet known at the time of publishing.

Read more on the the first arrest here: Suspect arrested for robbery outside Elawini Lifestyle Estate

The second arrest, which was caught on video, occurred at about 18:30 on Wednesday on Dr Enos Mabuza Drive between Nelsville and Steiltes.

A resident who lives in the area, who asked not to be named, said they had heard shots being fired, and soon after, drove past a crash scene of a VW Golf GTi that had reportedly driven into the wall at the back of the Matumi Golf Estate. The area was cordoned off with police tape, police were on scene and a suspect could be seen sitting on the grass near the wreckage.

Read more on the first arrest here: Suspect arrested for robbery outside Elawini Lifestyle Estate

The arrest followed joint efforts by various police units, Bossies Community Justice, the Nelspruit Community Policing Forum and the Fidelity Specialised Intervention Unit. It was reported that the Flying Squad had chased down the suspect.

Lowvelder is awaiting official police comment on the second arrest and will provide its readers with an update as soon as more information becomes available.

 
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