High-speed chase leads to arrest of carjacking suspects

The vehicle, which was used by the suspects.

One suspect was killed while two others were injured following a high-speed chase and shootout in the Bellair area, earlier this week. According to a report issued by Malvern SAPS, Cpt Mano Govender, W/O Anton Laas and Cnst Sudashan Moodley responded to an attempted carjacking incident.

Communications officer of Malvern SAPS, W/O Radhika Marimuthu said a distraught woman arrived at Malvern SAPS stating that five armed suspects, driving a Polo, had accosted her en route to her home.

“The suspects demanded her to get out of the vehicle, but the determined woman accelerated and drove off, eventually reaching Malvern SAPS,” she explained.

Cpt Govender and his team spotted the vehicle and a high-speed chase ensued throughout the Bellair area. “The suspects opened fire on the police during the chase and in their haste to get away, turned into a dead-end road,” she added.

A shootout ensued and the suspects exited the vehicle while still opening fire on police officers. The suspects ran off into the bushes,” W/O Marimuthu added.

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Cnst Deon van Staden and his K9 from the Umlazi K9 Unit apprehended two of the suspects. “A third suspect succumbed to his wounds at the scene. Firearms and ammunition were recovered at the scene. as well. Investigations are continuing,” she added.

The station commander of Malvern SAPS commended Cpt Mano Govender and his team for their efforts which led to the arrest of the suspects. She further stated that these arrests are the hallmark of this renowned team.

Lt Col Reddy also applauded all the other units who responded as well as Cnst Deon van Staden and K9 Tank for their admiral tracking and apprehending of the suspects . Police are currently searching for the two remaining suspects, who fled the scene.

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