INCIDENT: HOUSE BREAKING / SUSPECTS ARRESTED
SUBURB: GLEN ANIL
Three suspects have been arrested after a high speed chase
and shootout in the Avoca area this morning.
Marshall Security were alerted to a house breaking which had occurred in Figtree Rise, in the suburb of Glen Anil, north of Durban.
Details from the scene indicated that four armed suspects forced entry into a home, whilst the homeowners were away, ransacking the premises. Making off with televisions, jewelery and other items. Further information received was that the suspects fled the scene in a white Toyota Fortuner.
A description and registration of the vehicle was circulated to all vehicles in the area and the suspects were spotted fleeing down Old North Coast Road towards Chris Hani Road by Marshall Security armed response officers.
The suspects began driving at high speed in an effort to evade arrest. Members of the South African Police Services Flying Squad unit joined the pursuit and a shootout ensued as the armed suspects opened fire on the police, resulting in a male suspect sustaining a gunshot wound to his leg.
In an effort to evade arrest, the suspects turned into a nearby service station where they alighted from the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot, when they were intercepted and apprehended by members of the SAPS and Marshall Security.
, live ammunition, a two-way radio, various house breaking implements as well as property confirmed to have been stolen from the premises in Glen Anil, were all recovered in the vehicle.
Further investigation revealed the Toyota Fortuner to have been stolen last month in the Eastern Cape area.
The scene was secured and handed over to the South African Police Services for further investigation and processing.
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