Bandit killed in shootout with police

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 09:30

One bandit involved in an early morning robbery has been shot and killed by police and a search is now underway for two others.

Around 5:30 am, bandits forced themselves into the home of a family located at Wallerfield.

The armed intruders tied up the occupants, ransacked the house and made off with the family's two vehicles.

An alarm was raised and police were notified of the robbery.

Around 6.20am, officers intercepted the stolen vehicles along the Carapo Road.

It resulted in a high-speed chase during which the bandits crashed the stolen vehicles.

The three men ran out and began shooting at police.

Officers returned fire hitting one of the bandits in the process, he was killed while the two others managed to escape.

The police have employed the use of its K-9 unit as well as the use of a helicopter in their search for the bandits.