Police in shootout with home invaders, Essenwood, Durban

South African Police Service

Police in shootout with home invaders, Essenwood, Durban. Photo: SAPS
Police in shootout with home invaders, Essenwood, Durban. Photo: SAPS

On 18 September 2020, at midday, Berea police officers were conducting patrols along Currie Road in Essenwood when they received information about a house robbery in progress.

When the police arrived at the scene, they noticed a vehicle parked at the entrance of the property. The suspects immediately opened fire and there was a shoot-out. Some of suspects fled the scene in a getaway vehicle whilst other jumped over the wall. A 25-year-old suspect was placed under arrest in a neighbor’s yard. He was found in possession of a laptop.

The other two suspects fled the scene with a TV and other belongings. It is alleged that three armed suspects held the occupants in the house and stole a TV and laptops. A police vehicle was damaged during the shootout. The suspect will appear before the Durban Magistrate’s Court next week on robbery charges.

The Acting KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Major General Thulani Gonya commended the police officers for swiftly arresting the house robber.

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