Four carjackers captured following Umbilo shootout

The suspects vehicle together with the seized exhibits.

Four suspected carjackers are due to appear in court this week after they were apprehended following a shootout with police in Umbilo.

The suspects are aged between 27 and 36. Police reports indicated that on July 5 at about 1pm, cops followed up on information regarding the suspects, who were travelling in a silver Hyundai H1.

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It is believed that they were enroute to commit a crime. The vehicle was parked at Windermere Road in Morningside and police officers kept their observation.

When police tried to intercept the vehicle, the suspects sped off. A chase ensued and the suspects sped towards the Glenwood, Umbilo area where a shootout then occurred.

The suspects thereafter lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. They immediately abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. Super-sleuth police officers gave chase and successfully arrested the suspects.

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Allen keys, a police scanner, a police radio handset, remote jammers, various computer boxes and car break-in implements were seized.

It is alleged that the suspects are also involved in a number of carjackings and robberies in the Durban area.

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