Police nab Parktown suspects
Three men were arrested in Johannesburg on Wednesday in connection with an attempted armed robbery.
"The suspects were arrested in Braamfontein and they fit the description of the suspects that were spotted at Pick 'n Pay in Jorissen street while fleeing from the police," said Superintendent Lungelo Dlamini.
Early in the morning, the provincial crime intelligence unit reacted to a tip-off about a planned robbery at a printing business in Parktown.
"On arrival members noticed a green Nissan bakkie fitting the description of the one that was to be used by the suspects. When they approached the vehicle, it drove away," Dlamini said.
The three men fired shots at the police and drove off. The vehicle was later found abandoned in Jan Smuts Avenue.
Three weapons were found - two revolvers in a vegetable crate inside Pick 'n Pay, and an R5 rifle in a dustbin in a parking lot.
Dlamini said the bakkie was hijacked in Linden.
The three will appear in court on Friday facing charges of attempted murder, and possession of stolen property and illegal firearms. - Sapa