Port Elizabeth – Thursday evening at a Port Elizabeth Township, New Brighton, and two suspects were wounded and arrested after a car chase and shootout with police.
This followed a robbery at Bluewater Bay Spar in the early evening where the robbers cleaned out all cashiers and also taking cartons of cigarettes. A Silver Audi was used to flee the scene which was shortly spotted in Ferguson Road by the SAPS Flying squad.
A car chase and a shootout then ensued which ended abruptly as the driver of the Audi got stuck in between two houses. Five suspects jumped out the vehicle and still continued shooting at the police.
The 26 and 22 year old suspects were wounded and arrested on the scene while trying to evade arrest, while the other three suspects managed to get away. On inspection of the vehicle two more firearms were confiscated as well as the carton of cigarettes – the vehicle was hijacked in New Brighton last month.