On 2 March 2019, at 00:30, police officers from the National Intervention Unit arrested two suspects in their thirties for attempted murder, burglary at business premises and possession of unlicensed firearms and possession of housebreaking implements.
They will be charged and appear in the Durban Magistrates’ Court on 4 March 2019.
It is alleged that police officers received information of a group of heavily armed men in a minibus taxi and a sedan who were breaking into a business premises on Smith Street in the Durban CBD with the aim of bombing ATMs and stealing from other businesses.
Police approached the suspects and a shootout ensued. Two suspects were fatally wounded. A rifle and a pistol were seized. Two suspects were arrested in their getaway vehicle. Housebreaking implements including grinders and hammers were seized.
None of the police officers were injured. A search for the suspects who fled is continuing. The bodies of two deceased suspects were retrieved from the building by police officers from the Search and Rescue Unit.
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