A high-speed car chase involving armed robbery suspects ended tragically on Wednesday, October 4th, 2023 in South Africa, when three of the suspects lost their lives in Mushiru village, under the Tshaulu Policing precinct.
In a statement released by Colonel Malesela Ladwaba, Provincial Commander of the Media Relations of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Province, preliminary investigations have revealed that the four suspects were fleeing from Mhinga village after committing an armed robbery in the area. The Saselamani Crime Prevention members initiated the pursuit after receiving information about the robbery.
During the car chase, the suspects reportedly fired shots at the pursuing police officers, creating a dangerous situation. One of the suspects is said to have disposed of a firearm from the black Hyundai motor vehicle while it was still in motion.
As they approached Mushiru village, the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn multiple times. This resulted in all four suspects, each in their thirties, being ejected from the vehicle.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were called to the scene, and tragically, three of the suspects were declared dead upon arrival. Inside the overturned vehicle, an undisclosed amount of cash was discovered.
Furthermore, a firearm believed to have been used during the commission of the robbery was found a few kilometers away from the accident scene.
The sole survivor of the suspects was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. He is currently admitted with severe injuries and is under police guard. Once he recovers, he will face legal proceedings in court.
The identities of the deceased suspects were confirmed at the scene, and further details will be revealed as the police continue their investigations into this incident.