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Cops robbed video: Fourth suspect arrested

Video footage of two police officers being disarmed & locked in the back of their van has gone viral.

Three men caught on camera robbing two police officers of their firearms in Rabie Ridge near Midrand on Tuesday. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with the robbery of two policemen in Rabie Ridge near Midrand that was caught on camera.

The footage shows about six men approaching the police officers who stopped to get lunch from a caravan.

It's understood the suspects disarmed the policemen in full view of community members and then locked them up in the back of their van.

The video also shows one of the suspects going to the front of the van and searching inside before he is approached by an accomplice.

The men then run off together.

Police said the officers were freed by onlookers after the suspects ran away.

The police's Neville Malila says the officers called for back up and a chase then ensued.

"During this time, the suspects hijacked a Fiat Uno and sped off. Along the way, they crashed the vehicle. When police approached them they opened fire to which officers responded."

Malila says some of the suspects managed to get away on foot while three were arrested on the scene.

He said no one was injured during the shootout.

"A fourth suspect was arrested during the early hours of this morning. All four of the suspects will appear in court tomorrow while the other two are still being sought by police," said Malila.