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Police engage robbers in high speed chase and shootout

TWO individuals are currently in custody assisting police with their investigation into an attempted robbery, carjacking and shooting at law enforcement officers.

According to a police communiqué issued this morning (Sept. 22), a man reported on Monday evening (Sept. 18) that while he was about to use the National Bank’s ATM along the Frigate Bay Road, two masked, armed men had approached him.He however avoided being robbed by locking himself in the booth, but the two bandits fled the scene in his vehicle – PA4095.
The police responded and soon thereafter were engaged in a high-speed chase, during which the bandits shot at them and the officers returned fire.The pursuit ended in New Road after the stolen vehicle had collided with another in the New vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.Following the collision.