The public is requested to avoid Kromboom road and Jan Smuts drive in Athlone following an Attempted Hijacking incident. Reports of shots fired. SAPS on scene.
Witness Report: “I was almost caught in a crossfire now. Saw a shooting real live. Still trembling a little. Waiting outside R school now.
Happened at robot of Kromboom and Jan Smuts Drive. I just saw police van and a car stopping and then they were shooting at the guys.
I think they got them. I turned around immediately and came down Lawson road. Otherwise I would have been stacked in that traffic – it was an attempted hijacking at the Woolies in Kromboom road.”