Five ar­rested af­ter shoot­out

Rob­bers’ car grabbed from cop in fatal hi­jack­ing

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The hi­jack­ers struck as Mooni­lall and his girl­friend, Leona Eser­daw, drove to her home in New­lands. She was not harmed.

Metro Po­lice dog unit Cap­tain Greg Beavon said dur­ing yes­ter­day’s in­ci­dent, one rob­ber was shot in the hip and crawled un­der a car to hide, where he was found by a po­lice dog.

He said po­lice strug­gled to get to the scene be­cause of traf­fic con­ges­tion.

Boss man­ager Raz Ali said he was happy there were no fa­tal­i­ties.

“Our staff … put their lives at risk and pro­tected the pub­lic,” he said.

PHOTO: IAN CARBUTT

Se­cu­rity guards stopped the rob­bers as they tried to leave the Com­mer­cial City park­ing garage in a hi­jacked car.

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