Arusha — THREE men alleged to be criminals were shot dead by police in a car chase. It is reported that the suspects had intentions of robbing Arusha Ceramic Centre on the outskirts of the city.
They were armed with a shotgun, serial number A-947514 M - Pump Action, made in the United States and, three rounds of ammunition were found on their persons. Regional Police Commander, ACP Liberatus Sabas said the shootout occurred next to Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) factory.
The suspects are described as young men aged between 25 and 30 years, and the money they were trying to rob was about 100 million/-. "Police followed their trail all the way from Unga- Limited area.
The suspects were riding in a Toyota Corolla vehicle with registration number T-762-CWE and upon realising the police were hot on their trail they started shooting aimlessly.
The police responded with shots and as far as their story goes, two of the suspects died instantly while the third died while undergoing treatment at the Mount Meru Hospital. The three deceased are yet to be identified and their bodies are at Mount Meru Hospital mortuary.