On Monday morning, 07 December 2020 just after 09:00, members from Lyttelton SAPS who were on routine patrol in Doringkloof, identified a suspicious activity in the area; a silver Mazda double cab bakkie with three occupants. According to a preliminary report, intelligence driven investigation identified a similar vehicle reportedly being used in the commission of housebreakings in the area.
The members attempted to conduct a stop and search, but the vehicle sped off; a high-speed car chase ensued along the N1 highway. One of the suspects pointed a firearm at the members; back-up was summoned.
Upon approaching the Atterbury off-ramp, the SAPS members successfully intercepted the suspects’ vehicle. One of the suspects was shot and died on the scene. The other two suspects, aged 30 and 34, were arrested; they are allegedly residents of Mamelodi. Inside the suspects’ vehicle, housebreaking implements and an unlicensed firearm was recovered.
On further investigation it was discovered that the vehicle utilised by the suspects had been reported stolen. The suspects will appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and house breaking equipment. Further investigation is underway to determine whether the suspects may be link to other crimes. #ladi_jaja?