Robbery suspects one shot dead another evades arrest


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Around 2am on Monday (30 Apr) at Vosman suburb of Emalahleni, two men were busy breaking into the couple's red Mitsubishi LDV with the intention of stealing it. Awoken by the noises in their yard, the owner went out to inspect and he was pistol-whipped by the two car thieves who managed to drive away with his vehicle. Despite the head injuries sustained, the victim alerted the neighbours who decided to give chase in an effort to recover the Mitsubishi. During the high speed chase which ensued - from Witbank to Germiston - the victim and his neighbour kept in touch with the police informing of their location.

On N12 westbound by the Kraft turn off in Germiston area the suspects decided to abandon the vehicle to try to escape on foot. The EMPD K9 Unit members managed to wound one suspect and the other one managed to escape. The wounded suspect later succumbed to his injuries. The recovered Mitsubishi LDV was taken to SAPS Van Ryn pound in Benoni for safe-keeping and further investigations.