Two suspects were killed and seven others wounded in an alleged robbery at the cargo section outside OR International Tambo Airport on Saturday afternoon.

It is alleged that a group of suspects entered the cargo section at the O. R. Tambo Airport and held the staff at gunpoint at one of the warehouses.

According to Colonel Brenda Muridili, the manager of the warehouse noticed employees lying on the floor and immediately notified the police and airport security.

On arrival at the scene, the police and airport security chased after the suspects’ truck and bakkie which had just left the warehouse.

“A high-speed chase and shootout resulted. Subsequently, seven suspects were arrested, four of them with gunshot wounds while two more suspects were shot dead,” she said.

Muridili said a civilian in the vicinity got wounded a stray bullet.

“The police upon searching the suspects’ truck recovered the stolen personal protective equipment as well as three crates containing cell phones,” Muridili added.

The arrested suspects are expected to appear at the Kempton Park Magistrates Court in due course, facing charges of armed robbery>chaosafrica

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