Gunpoint looting over long weekend in Durban

Blue Security

Armed gangs participated in multiple gunpoint looting of Durban businesses in two separate incidents and fled with a range of electronics from cellphones to computers over the long weekend.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said a gang of three armed men held up a supervisor and his staff at a Riverhorse Valley business premises in Prince Mhlangana Road at around 10:10 PM on Saturday.

”As the supervisor entered the premises he was ambushed by three suspects who held him and his staff up at gunpoint. The suspects had cut the electric fence and broken a section of the steel palisade fence before entering the premises,” Mathios said.

”The gang fled with several cellphones, nine flat screen monitors and ten computer towers. No injuries were reported,” Mathios said.

Greenwood Park SAPS attended the scene of the crime.

Mathios said in a separate incident in Jacobs a gang of eight suspects forced open the driveway gates of a business premises in Chamberlin Road and held up the security guards at gunpoint. The incident occurred on Friday at around 5:50 AM.

”The gang forced open the front office door and stole two laptops, two computers and two monitors. The gang fled in a grey Hyundai hatchback vehicle with no registration plates,” Mathios said.

Wentworth SAPS attended the scene of the crime.

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