HIGH-SPEED CHASE AND SHOOTOUT IN VERULAM THIS MORNING

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A white VW Golf Gti was recovered by members of Reaction Unit South Africa during a high speed chase & shootout in Dawncrest – Verulam a short while ago.

At approx 04:00 the RUSA Operations Center received a call of a theft on Motor Vehicle in progress at a creche on Robin Street – Dawncrest. Upon arrival on the scene Reaction Officers found that three suspects had derailed a gate to the school and were attempting to steal a Toyota Quantum school bus. The suspects opened fire on the Reaction Officer and fled towards Inanda.

Reaction Officers pursued the vehicle & shot out the front tyre and door. The suspects then abandoned the vehicle and fled into the bush. Vehicle computer boxes (picture 6) were found inside the vehicle. A police radio (picture 3) was recovered on scene. Reaction Officers found a drivers licence in the vehicle that was then traced to a policeman.

False registration plates (picture 2) were found to be stuck over the orignal plates.