06 December 2019

Sasolburg: Two suspects were arrested and one fatally shot during a business robbery incident in Sasolburg. They will appear in the Sasolburg Magistrate Court for attempted murder and business burglary.

Police reacted to a business burglary on Thursday; 05 December 2019, in Sasolburg town and a shootout ensued between the police and the suspects. The incident happened when the supermarket owner received an alarm warning from the security company guarding his premises.

He immediately contacted the police who responded swiftly. The owner opened the premises for police to check for intruders and investigate. While in the first floor, members surprised two robbers and one of the suspects opened fire to the police officers, wounding one police official.

The members returned fire, fatally wounding a 27-year-old suspect. One suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Reinforcements were summoned in the form of the Tactical Response Team and K9 Unit, which led to the arrest of two more suspects aged 27 and 33, were found hiding in the offices and were arrested. The injured member was rushed to hospital in a stable condition and the two suspects were detained by Sasolburg police.

Anyone with information on the incident or other suspects involved, is urged to contact Detective Warrant Officer Shaun Paeschel on 074 110 6414 or contact SAPS Crimeline on 08600 10111.

It is not known how many suspects were in the building or involved in the burglary business. Investigations continue.