Cops hunt for suspects after BP garage shootout

The suspects were involved in a shootout with a JMPD officer at the garage on Heidelberg Road in JHB.

The JMPD officer shot at a group of suspects through the window of his car. Picture: Facebook

JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) are searching for four armed men who were involved in a shootout with one of its officers at a BP garage on Heidelberg Road on Monday.

Police say the group were attempting to rob motorists when the off duty cop shot at them through the window of his car.

PERPS ATTEMPT TO HIJACK OFF-DUTY JMPD OFFICER : HEIDELBERG RD. CITY DEEP. JHB. GP. PERPS FIRED SEVERAL ROUNDS AT MV. pic.twitter.com/PsMOD0hC4B

The police's Wayne Minnaar says no one was injured.

"An off duty JMPD officer noticed four suspects attempting to rob motorists filing up their cars at a BP filling station on Heidelberg Road just off the M2 highway last night. The officer started shooting at the armed suspects who fled on foot. No arrests have been made as yet."