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Three arrested in Woodmead robbery

Authorities say a shootout ensued when the suspects tried to flee the scene in a runaway car.

Police have arrested three suspects following a foiled robbery at a Cash Converters in Woodmead, North of Johannesburg on Saturday. PIcture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Police have arrested three suspects following a foiled robbery at a Cash Converters in Woodmead, North of Johannesburg on Saturday.

One of the suspects was shot and taken to hospital and will remain under police supervision while receiving medical treatment.

Authorities say a shootout ensued when the suspects tried to flee the scene in a runaway car.

Another three suspects are still at large after they managed to get away on foot.

The police's Moses Maphakela says they managed to recover items including firearms, laptops and cellphones.

"They shot at the police and the police shot back, managing to hit one suspect. They arrested three suspects. The police also managed to recover laptops, 18 cameras, 12 watches and 10 cellphones."

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