One suspect nabbed, two others flee following intense shootout with police
Photo by: South African police service
South African police service
Police at Umbilo say they received a report of a possible robbery at a business premises in Glenmore, Umbilo, KwaZulu-Natal.
According to police spokesperson, Captain Nqobile Gwala, when police officers arrived at the scene, they spotted three unknown armed men walking towards the entrance of the shop. As police officers approached, the suspects produced firearms and opened fire at the police officers.
A shootout ensued between the three men and police officers.
Gwala says police officers were able to apprehend one of the suspects who was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm.
She says his accomplices were able to flee the scene and are still being sought by police. Fortunately, none of the police officers were injured during the gun battle.