Huge black gang shoot 2 dead in Germiston Spar robbery

A military-size gang of 11 blacks shot two people dead at a Spar supermarket in Germiston, east of Johannesburg on Saturday 2 June.

According to police, the 11 armed robbers showed up at the supermarket in Van Dyk road around 16:00 yesterday afternoon.

“The suspects instructed everyone inside the store to lie down and while at it spotted a customer who had a firearm on him. They shot at him as well as a female customer and the two were declared dead on the scene,” said Gauteng police spokesperson, Captain  Kay Makhubela.

A spokesman for Netcare911, Shawn Herbst, said paramedics who responded to the scene had on assessment found “that an adult male, (who is an) off duty security guard and an adult female member of the public sustained fatal gunshot wounds” adding that “both patients were tragically declared deceased on the scene”.

“The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. They hijacked two vehicles as they left the store.”

Makhubela stated one of the hijacked vehicles was later recovered at Vosloorus. He said the suspects were still at large early on Saturday evening.

“A manhunt for the suspects has been launched. Two cases of murder, business robbery and hijacking of motor vehicles were opened,” he said.