Nine suspects were arrested when cops pounced on them during a robbery, the men broke into a factory in Florida, west of Johannesburg.The police said a group of men broke into a factory in Florida, Johannesburg on Thursday night and started loading boxes on to two bakkies they had arrived in.
A security guard spotted them and called the cops. When cops arrived, there was a shoot-out in progress between the owner of the property and the culprits. Officers rushed to the scene with back-up from the Johannesburg Flying Squad.
When the dust settled, nine suspects were lying on the floor handcuffed. One of the suspects was shot and wounded. He is currently in hospital under police guard. The rest of the suspects were detained and will appear in court soon.
No details have been given as to what the suspects were trying to steal from the factory. The nine men used two bakkies, one of which was a Kia K200 earlier hijacked in Dawn Park, Ekurhuleni.
The police' success would not have been possible without the help of community members who sent a tip-off.
We can only win the war on crime if community members are involved.
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