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Mount Moreland house robbery suspects open fire on officers in high-speed chase

Greenwood Park SAPS are investigating a case of attempted murder following the incident.

MEMBERS of Marshall Security recovered a vehicle stolen in a house robbery in Mount Moreland on Monday afternoon.

The suspects, who arrived in a white Ford Ranger, stole the homeowner’s blue Honda Jazz, among various other items, including a flat-screen TV.

According to the Marshall Security spokesperson, the suspects were spotted on the N2, and a high-speed chase occurred.

The suspects abandoned the vehicle in the Avoca Hills area and escaped on foot.

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“Our members were alerted to be on the lookout for the two vehicles. A short while later, both vehicles were spotted travelling on the N2 southbound in the vicinity of Sunningdale. The SAPS were immediately notified for assistance. Both vehicles then took the off-ramp to the M25.

“The suspects noticed they were being followed by our Special Operations Team (SOT) and tried to escape at high speed, opening fire on our team members. During this exchange, a vehicle from our SOT was hit and disabled, halting their pursuit and allowing the suspects’ vehicle to escape. Other responding members from our team then spotted the stolen Honda Jazz abandoned on the M25 in the Avoca Hills area,” he said.

According to Powell, the Durban SAPS K9 Unit arrived shortly afterwards and then tracked the suspects on foot in an attempt to locate them.

“Despite an extensive search in dense bush, as indicated by bystanders, the suspects managed to evade arrest. The recovered vehicle was then transported to Greenwood Park SAPS for further investigation and processing. Greenwood Park SAPS are investigating a case of attempted murder,” he said.


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