Thohoyandou – A warrant officer was shot dead while chasing suspected armed robbers on the road between Siloam and Thohoyandou on Monday evening, Limpopo police said.
Colonel Ronel Otto said two officers were patrolling the road, where there was a recent increase in armed robberies of business owners after they had closed for the day, when they received information about a suspicious vehicle.
After spotting the vehicle, the officers pursued it. It then turned off onto a gravel road and the occupants opened fire on the police.
“The warrant officer was… shot and died on the scene. The suspected vehicle was later found abandoned,” Otto said.
No arrests had yet been made.