Port Elizabeth – Police have arrested a notorious suspect wanted for house robbery cases on Wednesday, after shooting at police.
This follows after alert Kwazakele Crime Prevention Unit members spotted him as passenger in a white VW Polo driving in Bertram Road, Kwazakele. After attempting to follow this vehicle, it temporarily dissappeared, and when catching up with it, only the driver was in the vehicle.
At that point the 26 year old suspect was spotted walking on foot towards Missionvale at Uitenhage Road.
When the members appoached him, he produced a fire arm and started shooting at police while running away. The police members shot back at the suspect after which he complied by lying down and was arrested.
No persons were injured in the incident. A 9mm Z88 pistol and 6 rounds of ammunition was found in his possession.
The suspect will be appearing in the New Brighton Magistrates Court on Friday facing charges of attempted murder and illegal possession of a fire arm.
The suspect is wanted in connection with previous house robbery cases in both the Kwazakele area and Mount Road Cluster Station areas.