Suspected thief dies after being thrown out of a car



A suspected car thief has died during a car chase with police.

A suspected car thief and robber was killed during a car chase and shootout with police.

The incident happened in Durban on Tuesday evening.

According to police spokesperson, Col Thembeka Mbele, K9 Unit officers were patrolling Durban’s Berea area when they noticed a “suspicious car and followed it”.

“When the occupants of the car saw they were being followed, they drove off fast and then a chase ensued.”

“As the car was driving towards Malvern, the suspects started shooting at police. Police fired back and the car hit a pole and crashed,” she said.

The police officers, who were at the scene till 8.30pm on Tuesday, said they were not sure of the numbers of people in the car.

“What we can confirm that one of them died after he was ejected out of the car.”

She slaso confirmed that the car was stolen.

Police are still busy on the scene but what we are sure of is that this car was stolen during a house robbery in Newlands in June this year.”

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