The criminals met their match after embarking on a robbery spree.
Earlier today various police units responded to intelligence with regards to a planned robbery.
Police spotted a BMW vehicle with three occupants along the N2 near Mandeni.
When police attempted to stop the said vehicle, the occupants allegedly fired shots sporadically at the police officers.
Three suspects were killed during the shootout with police. Fortunately no police officer was injured during the fierce shooting.