WESTERN CAPE – The swift response of SAPS after two armed robberies were perpetrated at spaza shops last night in Malmesbury led to the arrest of six suspects.
Members of Darling police who reacted on the all-points bulletin spotted the taxi at a petrol filling station in Darling and instructed the occupants to exit the vehicle. The suspects refused to comply and opened fire at police which resulted in two suspects being fatally wounded after police retaliated. Six suspects aged between 26 and 33 were arrested in possession of two unlicensed 9mm pistols. One of the arrested suspects was admitted to hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. One suspect managed to evade arrest and is being sought by police.