Two suspects have been arrested following a shootout with police during a heist gone wrong which left four people injured in Eerste River.
According to EWN, Kleinvlei police were alerted about a robbery in progress at the post office in Strand Road around 1:00pm on Tuesday, 03 May.
Unknown males entered the post office and demanded cash, once the police arrived on the scene, a shootout began.
Two men, aged 76 and 40, and a woman, aged 40, were shot and wounded. A 30-year-old police constable had been shot in the crossfire. The wounded individuals were rushed to nearby hospitals. The suspects subsequently fled the scene, reports News24.
However, their freedom was short-lived as both men, aged 21, were arrested and found with an undisclosed amount of money, moments after they had robbed the post office.
“Once charged, the duo are expected to make a court appearance in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s court on charges of attempted murder, attack on police, business robbery,” indicated police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi.