Three suspected criminals have been shot and killed following a high-speed shootout in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Police and a private security company responded to a housebreaking in the area this morning.

The suspects were cornered at the intersection of Magonia street and Lilium street, Marlboro.

Sandringham police spokesperson Warrant Officer Lebusa says a shoot out ensued between police and suspects.

One of them was arrested.

Stolen property has been recovered as well as two firearms and vehicle that had been reported stolen.