Hijackers cop it after shoot-out

Two hijackers have been arrested and a policeman wounded during a gun battle in Springs, Ekurhuleni, police said yesterday.

Two hijackers have been arrested and a policeman wounded during a gun battle in Springs, Ekurhuleni, police said yesterday.

Police spokesman Juanita Kilian said the incident happened at Mzumbi Extension in Springs when police were tracking down a hijacked car.

When the police spotted the car, its three occupants sped off and the police gave chase.

The suspects shot at the police. One policeman was hit in the right knee. Two suspects were arrested and a third managed to escape. - Sapa

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