Two suspected robbers in hospital after shootout with police

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June 24, 2016

Police detaining suspected robbers yesterday, in this picture posted to Twitter by Commissioner Ellison Greenslade.

TWO men are in serious condition in hospital on Friday after they were shot by police the night before during a high-speed chase that ended on Marathon Road.

According to reports, on Thursday night three men with a handgun robbed the owner of a Superwash laundromat on Charles Saunders Highway of a handbag and cash before fleeing in a red Honda Fit driven by another male.

Police immediately sent out an All Points Bulletin (APB) for the vehicle. Shortly afterwards, around 8pm, officers on patrol spotted the car in the Nassau Village area. A chase ensued that ended on Robinson Road near Marathon Road, where the vehicle came to a stop after it crashed into another car.

The four male suspects got out of the car and opened fire on police. Officers returned fire and shot two of them. Police immediately arrested the four men and recovered a handgun and all of the stolen property.

Two of the suspects were taken to hospital, where they remain in serious condition under heavy police guard.

Police suspect the four males to be responsible for a number of armed robberies over the past weeks and can confirm that one of the suspects is on bail for armed robbery.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.

Investigations continue.

By Sancheska Brown, Tribune Staff Reporter

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News date : 06/24/2016    Category : Crime, Tribune Stories

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