Police arrested five suspects a few hours after the bombing of an ATM in Carousel View in Tshwane on Friday.
Around 1:30 a.m., police were notified of an ATM and gas station that had just been bombed was robbed in Carousel View.
Police spokesman Lt. Col. Mavela Masondo said that several police units were activated and went to a safe house in Ga-Rankuwa.
“As the police When they approached, the suspects began shooting and a shootout ensued.”
Masondo said four suspects were arrested at the shelter while other suspects fled on foot.
Police chased the fleeing suspects and arrested one of them and also recovered a firearm.
Masondo said explosives and stained cash believed to have come from the bombed ATM were recovered at a safe house.
Gauteng Police Commissioner Lt-Gen Elias Mawela commended the members who responded quickly and arrested the suspects in the early hours of the morning.
“This is a breakthrough for us as we d a series of ATM bombings in the past three months, particularly in Tshwane district.
“We believe these are the responsible suspects. They are being profiled to link them to other ATM bombings,” Mawela said.
The suspects are being charged with business robbery, possession of explosives, possession of allegedly stolen property, attempted murder, possession of a unlicensed firearm and ammunition charged.
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