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Look | Three N3 Blue light Hijacking Gang Members Shot Dead

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Three blue light hijacking suspects were shot dead on Sunday night during an exchange of gunfire with members of the SA Police Service (SAPS) in Gauteng.

Brigadier Brenda Muridili, provincial police spokesperson said the three were part of the infamous criminal gangs terrorising motorists on the N3 between Villiers and Heidelberg.

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“Information was received during the evening of 28 April 2024, about a gang which allegedly commits blue light robberies on the N3 between Villiers and Heidelberg using a white Toyota Hilux. A multidisciplinary team was mobilised and traced the suspects to N3 highway, Grootvlei in Mpumalanga,” said Muridili.

The Toyota Hilux with blue lights was spotted by the police.

“The suspects saw the police and sped away, resulting in a high-speed chase towards Zonkizizwe, in Ekurhuleni. The suspects started shooting at the (police) team and the team retaliated.”

Three suspects were fatally shot, and one of the alleged criminals managed to flee the scene on foot.

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Police seized two unlicenced firearms and ammunition, blue lights as well as the suspects’ vehicle, the Toyota Hilux.

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“The multidisciplinary team included SAPS national head office counter intelligence, Secunda crime intelligence, Gauteng tactical response team, Gauteng anti-gang unit, DPC tracking team, Johannesburg K9, CAP specialised operations, Tracker Connect, ICB Insurance Crime Bureau, MZ Werke Security, Telesure Insurance Investigation,” said Muridili.

She said SAPS’ crime scene management team combed the crime scene for more evidence, while the vehicle was taken to the vehicle crime investigation unit for further analysis.

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