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Alleged violent criminal shot and killed during Bryanston home invasion

Feb 8, 2019
Alleged violent criminal shot and killed during Bryanston home invasion

Police have opened two inquest dockets after two suspects allegedly involved in serious and violent crimes were shot and killed during a shoot-out at Bryanston and Tembisa on Thursday night.

"One suspect was shot by a house owner following an attempted house robbery. 

"In another incident, one of the four suspects was also fatally shot by the police in Tembisa following a business robbery at a salon in Bramley and hijacking of two vehicles, a VW Polo in Bramley and a BMW in Edenvale, while two of his accomplices were arrested," said police spokesperson, Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

"Police recovered two hijacked vehicles, a BMW and a VW Polo, a getaway vehicle (a Hyundai) and two unlicensed firearms."

Bryanston homeowner shoots and kills alleged criminal 

Col Dlamini said that in Bryanston, at Straton Avenue, the owner of the house woke up and saw four suspects, who were already inside the house.

"One of the suspects shot at him and he also returned fire with his licenced firearm.

"He fired several shots and one of the suspects was fatally shot while three others managed to escape," Col Dlamini described.

"The suspect died at the scene and police seized an unlicensed firearm.

"Nothing was taken in the house and the home owner (50) was not injured but he was taken to the hospital as he was traumatised."

He said that police have launched a manhunt for the other three suspects, who fled the house.

Suspect shot and stolen vehicles recovered in Thembisa

In another unrelated incident of serious and violent crime, police followed up information of four suspects driving a Hyundai, who allegedly robbed a salon at Bramley and hijacked a VW Polo whilst they were fleeing from the scene.

"The suspects also hijacked another vehicle, BMW at Edenvale and drove towards Tembisa while police were tracking them.  A VW Polo and a BMW were abandoned in Norkerm Park," Col Dlamini said.

"Four suspects who were driving a Hyundai came across a roadblock in Tembisa where a shoot-out ensued. One of the suspect was shot and killed and two others arrested.

"A fourth suspect managed to escape. Stolen cellphones, perfumes, a laptop and an unlicensed firearm were seized and their getaway vehicle impounded."

Police are still searching for one of the suspects who is believed to an ex-convict. 

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