Robbers wounded in Lenasia shootout

Johannesburg - Two suspected house robbers were wounded in a shootout with police in Lenasia, Johannesburg, on Thursday morning, Gauteng police said.

Three others were arrested, while one more was being sought by police, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

"Police are searching neighbouring houses in the area to find him," he said.

Makhubela said police received a phone call at 03:00 about a house robbery in progress.

"We proceeded to the area and when we arrived we found people inside the house taking items from the house, which were already outside."

These included television sets, electronics, and jewellery.

Shooting began when the gang saw police.

"They shot at police and police shot back. Two suspects were wounded - one in the right thigh and the other in the upper body," said Makhubela.

They were taken to hospital.

One suspect managed to flee.

Police recovered one firearm and an undisclosed amount of cash that had allegedly been taken from the home.

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Msizi Nkosi 2014/08/28 11:20:00 AM
These bloody criminals have the nerve to shoot at police , i'm terrified of the crime rate in our country , well done to the SAPS for busting these low lives , and even better for putting a bullet in two of them , hopefully they will now think twice before committing any criminal offence.
Lindani Pearl Kumalo 2014/08/28 11:27:29 AM
CockEye Soupie 2014/08/28 11:27:49 AM
Lenasia again !!! wouldn't want to live there
Modisane Edwin Motaung 2014/08/28 11:37:13 AM
kill them they are a menace to our society.
Jenny Anderson 2014/08/28 12:03:37 PM
Well done saps
Martin Pienaar 2014/08/28 12:12:58 PM
They should have been killed!
Lucky Nxumalo 2014/08/28 12:32:22 PM
if saps is serious about reducing crime they must fly bullets through the heads of robbers.
Johnny Smith 2014/08/28 01:17:55 PM
Well done Police, but you should attend the shooting ranges for upskilling your shooting skills. 2/6 - 33% - not good enough to pass.
Christina Setloboko 2014/08/28 02:08:18 PM
Only wounded, not enough they should have shot them dead.
Verusha Singh 2014/08/28 04:22:39 PM
kill them, wounding them is not good enough