DURBAN – Two suspects were shot and killed while another two were wounded during the shootout with police in the Durban CBD this morning.
It is alleged that today at about 01.30pm, the security guards who were on duty at one of the supermarket in the CBD were kidnapped and dropped at Isipingo area, the suspects then forced entry into the supermarket premises and took an undisclosed amount of cash after cutting the safe open.
Police received information and spotted a suspicious white Toyota Etios in the vicinity it was upon police arrival that the suspects allegedly fired shots towards police members who retaliated, the suspects lost control of their runaway vehicle and it overturned.
Two suspects were found dead inside the vehicle and the other two were wounded and taken to hospital for treatment.
After searching the vehicle two unlicensed firearms and electrical detonators were recovered. It was reported that has police were busy at the scene, they noticed another suspicious black VW Polo vehicle driving suspiciously slowly pass the scene.
The said vehicle was stopped and searched and a unlicensed firearm, airtime vouchers and the amount of money suspected to be taken during the robbery was also recovered.
Two more suspects were then arrested. The arrested suspects are aged between 30 and 35.
Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane confirmed that one of the deceased suspect is a police official stationed at Durban Flying Squad.