Ricochet News

Police looking for Corsa bakkie that collided with police patrol resulting in shoot-out

Oct 16, 2017
Police looking for Corsa bakkie that collided with police patrol resulting in shoot-out

Algoa Park police have appealed to the public to be on the lookout for a silver Corsa Utilty bakkie that was allegedly involved in an accident with a police vehicle during the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to police information, the bakkie collided into a patrolling Algoa Park police vehicle in Spondo Street Struandale and then sped off.

"The police vehicle chased after them and the chase continued in Xegwana Street, France in Kwazakele. The passenger of the bakkie started shooting at the police vehicle," said police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"Members returned fire but the vehicle managed to get away. Due to poor street lighting, a registration number could not be obtained."

She said that a case of reckless and/or negligent driving and attempted murder is under investigation.

"Police are appealing to the public to report any silver Corsa Utility bakkie that may have damages to its body."

Col Naidu said that police members were not injured during the shootout. 

The contact number for SAPS Algoa Park is 041 4011061.