Durban shopping centre robbery, 2 arrested

South African Police Service

Durban shopping centre robbery, 2 arrested
Durban shopping centre robbery, 2 arrested. Photo: SAPS

It is alleged that on 18 August 2019 at 10:57, staff at a retail store in a Durban shopping centre were on duty when they were held up. At gunpoint three suspects robbed them of laptops, a handbag and cell phones before fleeing the crime scene on foot.

The panic alarm was activated and police responded immediately. The suspects were spotted as they fled the scene on foot and two were apprehended with the assistance of bystanders. The men aged 27 and 30, were placed under arrest by police officers. A total of 14 cellphones, two laptops and a tablet were seized from the suspects.

A knife was also seized from one of the suspects. A third suspect who managed to flee the scene, is still being sought by police. They are due to appear in the Durban Magistrates Court soon on charges of robbery.

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