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Three suspects in custody after high-speed chase and shootout with police

APRIL 5, 2017
Three suspects in custody after high-speed chase and shootout with police

Three suspects are currently being held at the KwaNobuhle police station after they were arrested following a police chase and shootout with Uitenhage and Port Elizabeth police on Monday night.

"The Port Elizabeth Flying Squad and the Uitenhage K9 Unit responded to a complaint of a hijacking and a possible house robbery in progress in the Uitenhage area whereby the suspects had fled with the complainant's vehicle after firing shots at the victims," said police.

"Flying Squad Members spotted the vehicle and a chase ensued towards Port Elizabeth area.

"A shootout ensured between police officers and the suspects causing the suspects to lose control of the vehicle.

"Police arrested three suspects on charges of armed robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm."

A red VW Polo and a blue Polo Playa were recovered as well as a 9mm Norinco pistol with five rounds of ammunition.

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