Shop owner traps armed robber in premises, Durban

South African Police Service

Shop owner traps armed robber in premises, Durban
Shop owner traps armed robber in premises, Durban. Photo: SAPS

On 21 December 2020, at 17:00, a suspect entered a business premises on Umgeni Road in Durban and threatened the employees with a knife and an air drill. He loaded 80 cellphones and jewellery into two bags.

The store manager managed to close the roller door while the suspect was still inside and immediately contacted the police. Durban Central police officers together with Metro police swiftly responded and the suspect was caught inside the business premises. The 18-year-old suspect was placed under arrest.

The stolen property was found in the suspect’s possession as well as weapons used. Charges of robbery, possession of stolen property and possession of a dangerous weapon were opened at Durban Central SAPS for further investigation.

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula hailed the police officers for the swift response that led to the arrest of the culprit.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service