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2023/02/16      |  Written By:  Lieutenant Colonel N Gwala   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

DURBAN: 16 February 2023 – On 15 February 2023 at 12:45, police officers from Greenwood Park SAPS were alerted about an armed robbery that had occurred on Prince Mhlangane Road in Avoca Hills.

It is alleged that three men robbed a man of his cellphone while he was walking on the road. Police were notified that three suspects boarded a taxi and they were followed. The suspects got off on Chris Hani Road and a shoot-out ensued. One of the suspects was fatally wounded while the other two were placed under arrest while fleeing into the bushes.

Police recovered a pistol with three rounds of ammunition from the deceased suspect. Charges of inquest, attempted murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition were opened at Greenwood Park SAPS. The suspects aged 24 and 27 are expected to appear before the Durban Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

In another unrelated incident at Bellair on 15 February 2023, two suspects aged 32 and 35 were arrested for robbery charges. It is reported that the duo allegedly robbed two men of their cellphone and cash at Seaview area. They allegedly tried to kidnap the victims and the community gathered and surrounded their vehicle.

Police were immediately contacted and arrested the suspects. It was established that one of the suspects is a police officer. The suspects were found with the complainants belongings. They are expected to appear before the Durban Magistrates' Court tomorrow on charges of robbery and attempted kidnapping.