Armed robbery in Kranskop results in shoot-out with police

Armed robbery in Kranskop results in shoot-out with police
Armed robbery in Kranskop results in shoot out with police. Photo : SAPS

On 7 July at 8:00 a group of armed males staged an armed robbery at Kharodias Wholesalers in Kranskop and robbed the owner at gunpoint of R52 0000.00 in cash, cigarettes, airtime and a pistol belonging to the manager.

The suspects fled the scene in 4 getaway cars and fired several shots as they passed the police station en routes to Kwadolo area which is within the Msinga precinct.

The suspects were then pursued by SAPS members and massive air and ground supported operation was conducted. The following operation resulted in the arrest of 9 suspects at different houses of which 4 were shot and wounded by SAPS members during a shoot-out.

The wounded suspects were treated on the scene by paramedics and three transported to hospital. One AK47 riffle, one shotgun, one revolver, three pistols, cash, cigarettes, airtime and 9 cellular phones recovered from the suspects.

Four vehicles which were involved in commission of crime were also recovered. It’s believed that all suspects are from Umlazi, Kwamashu and Msinga area.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service