IT wasn’t a good day at the office for armed robbers, one of which was fatally wounded, and three others arrested in Mothibastad, Northern Cape.
They were arrested after a Ford Figo was hijacked in Mothibastad last night at about 21:00.
Police said the car owner was forced into the boot of his car and the four suspects then drove around with him.
“Crime Intelligence led information was operationalised and the John Taolo Gaetsewe Cluster Trio Task Team followed up on the information,” police spokesperson Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba said.
Ramatseba said the hijacked car was spotted and the suspects got out of the hijacked car, pointing firearms at the police.
Police reacted and one suspect was fatally wounded.
“Three suspects were arrested, and two firearms were retrieved from the suspects. The victim was rescued from the car boot.,” Ramatseba added.
The three suspects are expected to appear in court soon.
The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Risimati Peter Shivuri has the officers and repeated that no effort will be spared in order to root out criminality in the Northern Cape.